Gems from a Texas Quarry, Or, Literary Offerings by and Selections from Leading Writers and Prominent Characters of Texas: Being a Texas Contribution to the World's Industrial Exposition at New Orleans, La., 1884-5

J.S. Rivers, 1885 - 296 pÓgines

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PÓgina 102 - You may as well go stand upon the beach, And bid the main flood bate his usual height ; You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ; You may as well forbid the mountain pines To wag their high tops, and to make no noise, When they are fretted with the gusts of heaven...
PÓgina 8 - They shall come from the east, and the west and from the north and the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
PÓgina 108 - In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
PÓgina 239 - All is of God ! If He but wave his hand, The mists collect, the rain falls thick and loud, Till, with a smile of light on sea and land, Lo! He looks back from the departing cloud.
PÓgina 130 - ... lifts. To light the scenic terror shifts; The breath of a diviner air Blows down the answer of a prayer:— That all our sorrow, pain and doubt A great compassion clasps about, And law and goodness, love and force, Are wedded fast beyond divorce. Then duty leaves to love its task, The beggar self forgets to ask; With smile of trust and folded hands, The passive soul in waiting stands To feel, as flowers the sun and dew, The one true life its own renew.
PÓgina 40 - It has failed to establish any public system of education, although possessed of almost boundless resources (the public domain) and although it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self-government.
PÓgina 103 - The rainbow in thy smiling. And thine is, too, o'er hill and dell, The bounding; of the young gazelle, The arrow's flight and ocean's swell— Sweet daughter of Mendoza!
PÓgina 9 - 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.
PÓgina 103 - THE DAUGHTER OF MENDOZA O lend to me, sweet nightingale, Your music by the fountains, And lend to me your cadences, O river of the mountains ! That I may sing my gay brunette, A diamond spark in coral set, Gem for a prince's coronet — The daughter of Mendoza.
PÓgina 232 - MY BROTHER, — My heart is sad ! A dark cloud rests upon your nation. Grief has sounded in your camp. The voice of Flaco is silent. His words are not heard in council. The chief is no more. His life has fled to the Great Spirit. His eyes are closed. His heart no longer leaps at the sight of the buffalo. The voices of your camp are no longer heard to cry : " Flaco has returned from the chase ! " Your chiefs look down on the earth and groan in trouble.

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