The Oregon Native Son, Volumul 1

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Native Son Publishing Company, 1899 - 610 pagini

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Pagina 365 - A thing that grieves not and that never hopes, Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox? Who loosened and let down this brutal jaw? Whose was the hand that slanted back this brow? Whose breath blew out the light within this brain?
Pagina 367 - O masters, lords and rulers in all lands. Is this the handiwork you give to God, This monstrous thing distorted and soulquenched?
Pagina 270 - We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community. We have learned the simple truth, as Emerson said, that "The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Pagina 365 - O masters, lords, and rulers in all lands, How will the Future reckon with this Man? How answer his brute question in that hour When whirlwinds of rebellion shake all shores? How will it be with kingdoms and with kings — With those who shaped him to the thing he is — When this dumb Terror shall rise to judge the world, After the silence of the centuries?
Pagina 365 - Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, The emptiness of ages in his face, And on his back the burden of the world.
Pagina 365 - What gulfs between him and the seraphim! Slave of the wheel of labor, what to him Are Plato and the swing of Pleiades?
Pagina 365 - Is this the thing the Lord God made and gave To have dominion over sea and land; To trace the stars and search the heavens for power; To feel the passion of eternity? Is this the dream He dreamed who shaped the suns And marked their ways upon the ancient deep?
Pagina 460 - He has always been a staunch friend of the public schools, and at the present time is a member of the Board of Education of Portland.
Pagina 592 - States in May 1804. to explore the interior of the Continent of North America, did penetrate the same by way of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, to the discharge of the latter into the Pacific Ocean, where they arrived on the 14th...
Pagina 103 - The paths of glory lead but to the grave. — (Gray. What is ambition? 'Tis a glorious cheat.— (Willis. Only destructive to the brave and great — (Addison. What's all the gaudy glitter of a crown: — (Dryden. The way to bliss lies not on beds of down.

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