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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...history, and having had ample opportunity to study the movements of popular opinion, he realized the essential durability of those conditions on which our government rests. Having seen these conditions strained at one moment to their utmost tension by intense popular excitement, and then at another moment returning without difficulty to their normal action, he could not but realize that while the lower forces of our political life must necessarily cause us anxiety, they are by no means strong enough to destroy the beautiful temple which we have dedicated to the cause of liberty, equality, and justice. As in the temple of Vesta, the Vestal virgins kept the sacred fire constantly alive, so in this fair temple of ours--surpassing in its beauty, although not made with hands--the sacred fire is kept continually burning by those who, like our late President, are filled with the fine feeling of a pure and noble patriotism. Around us the storm may rage, and impending dangers threaten, but so long as we are true to ourselves we need have no fear concerning the perpetuity of those principles which form the foundation of our national polity. Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity, with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! We know what Master laid thy keel, What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, What anvils rang, what hammers beat, In what a forge and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope! Fear not each sudden sound and shock 'T is of the wave and not the rock: 'T is but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale! In spite of rock and tempest's roar, In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor...
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  • Henry C. Pedder (Author)
  • RareBooksClub.com (5 July 2012)
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