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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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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 5

1839 - 622 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, WBITTIN TOR THZ FIFTIETH ANM vv.RSARV OF THE IHAT/GUHATION Of WASHINGTON, APRIL 3l>, 1SS9. By...
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Journal of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Part 2, Volume 1

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio - 1839 - 356 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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Transactions of the Historical and Philosophical Society ..., Volume 1, Part 2

1839 - 358 pages
...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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Importance of Practical Education and Useful Knowledge: Being a Selection ...

Edward Everett - 1840 - 440 pages
...as well as blessings, on our Country ; "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." In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of antiquity sketched the fortunes...
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Ars Quatuor Coronatorum: Being the Transactions of the Quatuor ..., Volume 3

1840 - 288 pages
...famous prediction of Bishop Berkeley : " Westward the coarse of empire takes it way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last." THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER in the chair : At the conclusion of a paper we are always glad to hear any remarks...
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American Oratory, Or, Selections from the Speeches of Eminent Americans

1840 - 554 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 " * Milton's Defensio Secunda, In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of...
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The Rhode-Island Book: Selections in Prose and Verse, from the Writings of ...

Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta - 1841 - 362 pages
...the clay, By future ages 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. 1730. 34 THE TRAILING ARBUTUS. BY SARAH H. WHITMAN. THERE'S a flower that grows by the greenwood tree,...
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The Desire of Reputation: An Address, Before the Phoenix and Union Societies ...

Albert Barnes - 1841 - 40 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." THE END. FORNIA LIBRARY ...
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Biographical Memorials of James Oglethorpe: Founder of the Colony of Georgia ...

Thaddeus Mason Harris - 1841 - 456 pages
...clay , By future ages 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. IV. — PASE 10. REFERENCE TO DEBATES IN THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS IN WHICH OGLETHORPE TOOK A FART....
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 67

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1841 - 682 pages
...taken from a stanza by Bishop 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 the last." How lamentably the thought is impaired in the citation by the change of a word ! Still this is the...
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