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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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History of the Colonization of the United States, Volume 2

George Bancroft - 1841 - 366 pages
...The wisest heads and noblest hearts. » 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." To free schools and colleges the periodical press had been added, and newspapers began their office...
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The Rhode-Island Book: Selections in Prose and Verse from the Writings of ...

Anne C. Lynch - 1841 - 376 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. THE TRAILING ARBUTUS. BY SARAH H. WHITMAN. THERE'S a flower that grows by the greenwood tree....
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Critical Essays on a Few Subjects: Connected with the History and Present ...

Francis Bowen - 1842 - 388 pages
...the poetical and prophetic character. " 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." But of all the traits in Berkeley's character, his disinterestedness and wide-reaching philanthropy...
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Missions: Their Authority, Scope and Encouragement. An Essay

Richard Winter Hamilton - 1842 - 432 pages
...we should haughtily bear ourselves. * " 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." BISHOP BERKELEY. The tear of contrition is not yet dried up in Britain's eye. But what does not our...
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Critical Essays on a Few Subjects Connected with the History and Present ...

Francis Bowen - 1842 - 388 pages
...the poetical and prophetic character. " 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." But of all the traits in Berkeley's character, his disinterestedness and wide-reaching philanthropy...
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The Works of George Berkeley: Including His Letters to Thomas ..., Volume 2

George Berkeley - 1843 - 470 pages
...her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire take its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with...the day : • Time's noblest offspring is the last. A SERMON, INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL IN FOREIGN PARTS, AT THEIR ANNIVERSARY...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1843 - 352 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. P. 282, 1. 14. TJie spoiler spoiled of all; Cortes. A peine put-il obtenir audience de Charles-Quint:...
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Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills, Volume 5, Part 1

Irishman - 1843 - 258 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. To this testimony of Berkeley's muse, we shall here add dean Swift's very remarkable letter to lord...
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History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - 1843 - 524 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." To free schools and colleges the periodical press had been added, and newspapers began their office...
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The United States Speaker, a Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - 1843 - 524 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 noblesl ofispring is the last ;" how could this imposing, swelling, final scene, be appropriately...
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