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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 Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 9

1845 - 952 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." Here we might close our paper ; but the Bermudas have been celebrated by a living poet, in verses of...
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Library of Oratory: Embracing Select Speeches of Celebrated ..., Volume 1

1845 - 564 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 Dcfcneio Secund*. In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of...
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The Churchman's Monthly Review and Chronicle

1846 - 1028 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." Our missionary friends, now assembling from all parts, will know what use to make of this...
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The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh, Volume 1

Sir James Mackintosh - 1846 - 618 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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God's New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny

Conrad Cherry - 1998 - 428 pages
...Planting Arts and Learning in America": Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way; The four first Acts already past, A fifth shall close the Drama with the Day; Times noblest Offspring is the last. Neither Beveridge nor many other nineteenth-century Americans...
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Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin

Gray A. Brechin - 1999 - 434 pages
...quatrain. Few pondered the line with which he closed it: 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. Notes PREFACE 1. Poe, "A Descent into the Maelstrom," 556-57. 2. Galgacus rallied his followers...
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Sinndeutung und Periodisierung der Geschichte: eine systematische Ub̈ersicht ...

Johan Hendrik Jacob Van Der Pot - 1999 - 1020 pages
...zitierte sechste und letzte Strophe lautet: "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". Der Einfluss des Gedichts war enorm. Berkeley ist, so Jan Willem Schulte Nordholt, der Trompeter, der...
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American Palestine: Melville, Twain, and the Holy Land Mania

Hilton Obenzinger - 1999 - 342 pages
...it, in appropriately theatrical terms: 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.16 Millennialist expectation powered the exegetical process (and vice versa), an enthusiasm that...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Elizabeth M. Knowles - 1999 - 1160 pages
...(i/mlpt. i, sect. 6 4 Westward the course of empire takes its way; The first four acts already past, Л fifth shall close the drama with the day: Time's noblest offspring is the last. 'On the Prospect of Planting Arts and [.earning in America' H7S2lst. h. Irving Berlin (Israel Baline)...
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Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

James M. Jasper - 2009 - 276 pages
...The pedantry of courts and schools . . . 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 George Berkeley The American writer inhabits a country at once the dream of Europe and a...
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