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" Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last. "
The Atlantic Monthly - Page 164
1867
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Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 10

1827 - 512 pages
...page, The wisest heads and noblest hearts. Westward the courseof empire takes its sway ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the latt Bishop Berkeley on America. HAVING in the former numbers given a brief view of the rise and progress...
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Memoirs of a West-India Planter

John Riland - 1827 - 270 pages
...muses on the prophecy of Berkeley : — Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past — A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; — Time's noblest offspring is his last.' . - 'Six Months in the West Indies.1 2d ed. 1856. 323. B.— pa. An answer, equally correct...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 5

1827 - 544 pages
...our country,^ Westward the star of Empire lakes its way ; The four first acts already past, The 6Ah shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last. In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of antiquity sketched the fortunes...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 2; Volume 50

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1829 - 592 pages
...with the speculations of our ' students of prophecy.' ' Westward the course of empire takes its way. The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.' The American empire is certainly the most remarkable in its origin, character, and rapid development,...
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Lectures on American Literature: With Remarks on Some Passages of American ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - 1829 - 314 pages
...closing canto : " Westward the star of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, The fifth shall close the drama with the day — Time's noblest offspring is his last." But it was only the sagacity of a great man, reasoning from cause to effect ; and we will,...
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Transactions of the Albany Institute, Volume 10

Albany Institute - 1883 - 402 pages
...concluding lines of those verses : ' ' Westward the course of Empire takes its way ; Tin- four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last." The eagle's head and front, and its flight are in the direction of the dexter of the shield, from east...
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A General View of the Progress of Ethical Philosophy: Chiefly During the ...

Sir James Mackintosh - 1832 - 352 pages
...of the fortune of the country where he had sojourned. . Westward the course of empire takes its way, The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day, TIME'S NOBLEST OFISPBIHO is ITS LAST. Thus disappointed in his ambition of keeping a school for savage children, at...
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Six Months in the West Indies: In 1825

Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1832 - 334 pages
...he muses on the prophecy of Berkeley : Westward the course of Empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past — A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; — Time's noblest offspring is his last. THE END. ON the 8th of August, ten turtles, a negro youth, and myself embarked on board the...
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A General View of the Progress of Ethical Philosophy: Chiefly During the ...

Sir James Mackintosh - 1832 - 380 pages
...of the fortune of the country where he had sojourned. Westward the course of empire takes its way, The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day, TlXl'l NOBLEST OFT8PBINO IS ITS LAST. Thus disappointed in his ambition of keeping a school for savage...
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Discourses and Addresses on Subjects of American History, Arts, and Literature

Gulian Crommelin Verplanck - 1833 - 280 pages
...her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with...the day — Time's noblest offspring is the last. I have quoted these fine lines at length because I do not recollect to have seen or heard them referred...
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