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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 Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne: Including ..., Volume 2

George Berkeley, George Newenham Wright - 1843 - 468 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 ; A SERMON, PHKACHBD BBFORB THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL IN FOREIGN PARTS,...
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Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 2

American Antiquarian Society - 1883 - 408 pages
...times, 1'roducing subjects worthy verse. Westward the course of Empire takes its way. The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the Drama with the day, The world's great effort is the last." Under date, Trinity, June 4th, 1723, he writes to Percival :...
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The British Magazine, Volume 25

1844 - 766 pages
...the fortune of the country where he had sojourned." " Westward the courte 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." ( To be continuai.) EH CAKLOVINGIAN ROMANCE — RINALDO. IT is strange, that the championship...
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The British and Foreign Review: Or, European Quarterly Journal, Volume 13

1842 - 572 pages
...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 ; Time's noblest offspring is the last ; ' how could this imposing, swelling, final scene be appropriately opened, how could its intense interest...
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History of the United States from the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - 1844 - 524 pages
...clay, By future poets shall be sung. u Westward the course of empire takes ita 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 - 1844 - 900 pages
...on this theatre of the western world ; if it be true that, " The four first acts already past, A . A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last ;" how could this imposing, swelling, final scene, be appropriately opened, how could its intense interest...
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The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - 1845 - 458 pages
...been accomplished. His age and his country are equally full of wonders, and of both he is the chief. " The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last ;" how could this imposing, swelling, final scene be appropriately opened ; how could its intense interest...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: To which are Added a Few Poems, Volume 2

Alexander Hill Everett - 1845 - 582 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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Historical Notices of the Missions of the Church of England in the North ...

Ernest Hawkins - 1845 - 480 pages
...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...drama with the day— Time's noblest offspring is its last.'" 1 Before quitting this subject, it may be proper to mention, that many years after bis...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1845 - 340 pages
...though I may 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 153, line 18. Where on hit altar.tomb, Sfc. An Interpolation. Page 154, line 3. Tho' in the western...
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