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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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Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions, Volume 2

Edward Everett - 1836 - 654 pages
...on our country ; 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 the last. In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of antiquity sketched the fortunes...
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Address on the Subject of a Surveying and Exploring Expedition to the ...

Jeremiah N. Reynolds - 1836 - 318 pages
...a gifted mind : " Westward the star of empire takes its way ; The first four acts already past, The fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last !" If this hasty sketch of our possessions, prospects, and resources, be not overdrawn,— and we feel...
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The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - 1836 - 534 pages
...human affairs shall be made on this theatre of the western world ; if it be true that, " The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day j Time's noblest offspring is the last ;" how could this imposing, swelling, final scene, be appropriately...
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Dissertation on the Progress of Ethical Philosophy: Chiefly During the ...

Sir James Mackintosh - 1837 - 458 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 OFFSPRING IS ITS LAST. Thus disappointed in his ambition of keeping a School for savage children, at a salary of...
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Specimens of American Eloquence: Consisting of Choice Selections from the ...

1837 - 396 pages
...blessings, on our country, 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 the last. In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of antiquity sketched the fortunes...
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Christian Examiner and Theological Review, Volume 6; Volume 24

1838 - 428 pages
...combination of the poetical and prophetic character. " 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 offspring is its last." But of all the traits in Berkeley's character, his disinterestedness and wide reaching philanthropy...
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Annual Discourse: Delivered Before the Ohio Historical and Philosophical ...

Timothy Walker - 1838 - 40 pages
...the United States. "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 her last." Meantime at the head of the NEW THIRTEEN, our own Ohio proudly stands; and the experience...
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The New-York Review, Volume 3

1838 - 514 pages
...the concluding stanza is often quoted ; "Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; KOBLIST OFF8PRIHG 13 THE LAST." 7. — Ceesar's Commentaries on ike Gallic War, and the first book...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1839 - 60 pages
...though I shall suffer by the comparison. 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. Page 46, col. 2, line 3. Whereon his altar-tomb, $c. An Interpolation. Page 46, col. 2, line 11. Tho'...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 5

1839 - 630 pages
...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." ODE, WRITTEN FOR THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IH AtTGUBATIOir OF WASHINGTON, APRIL 3D, 1839. By...
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