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Proceedings in the City of Lowell: At the Semi-Centennial Celebration of the ...
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Page 74 - Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Page 26 - Forever the sun is pouring his gold On a hundred worlds that beg and borrow ; His warmth he squanders on summits cold, His wealth on the homes of want and sorrow. To withhold his largess of precious light Is to bury himself in eternal night ; To give Is to live. The flower shines not for itself at all ; Its joy is the joy it freely diffuses ; Of beauty and balm it is prodigal, And it lives in the life it sweetly loses.
Page 5 - Department, to consist of two members of the Board of Aldermen, and three members of the Common Council.
Page 114 - ... irresolute, uncertain what to do, asking each other, "Would you?" or "Shall we turn out?" and not one of them having the courage to lead off, I, who began to think they would not go out, after all their talk, became impatient, and started on ahead, saying, with childish bravado, "I don't care what you do, / am going to turn out, whether any one else does or not;" and I marched out, and was followed by the others.
Page 67 - ... Tuberculosis Mortality in Lawrence. Lowell presents a unique history, showing in its early years conditions of home and labor suggesting the ideal, yet deteriorating from its high estate until in later years its plight in some parts was deplorable. The city is referred to as being in the early period (1825) "a fairy scene. Here we beheld an extensive city, busy, noisy and thriving, with immense prospects of increasing extent and boundless wealth.
Page 26 - The seas lend silvery rain to the land, The land its sapphire streams to the ocean ; The heart sends blood to the brain of command, The brain to the heart its lightning motion ; And...
Page 34 - The oak will soon break before the whirlwind ; it shivers and shakes even now ; soon its trunk will be prostrate ; the ant and the worm will sport upon it ! Then think, my children, of what I say. I commune with the Great Spirit. He whispers me now : — ': 'Tell your people, peace, peace is the only hope of your race.
Page 112 - ... and farmers' sons and gave new life to lonely and dependent women in distant towns and farm-houses. Into this Yankee El Dorado these needy people began to pour by the various modes of travel known to those slow old days. The...