The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 62

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Atlantic Monthly Company, 1888

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Page 371 - I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Page 303 - Like a mighty army Moves the Church of God ! Brothers, we are treading Where the saints have trod ; We are not divided, All one Body we, One in hope and doctrine, One in charity.
Page 624 - Congress be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the United Colonies free and independent states, absolved from all allegiance to, or dependence upon, the Crown or Parliament of Great Britain...
Page 206 - Her blows not shook but riveted his throne. Some lazy ages, lost in sleep and ease, No action leave to busy chronicles;* Such whose supine felicity but makes In story chasms, in epoches mistakes; O'er whom Time gently shakes his wings of down Till with his silent sickle they are mown...
Page 528 - I am not above owning that I have this human weakness myself. String is my foible. My pockets get full of little hanks of it, picked up and twisted together, ready for uses that never come. I am seriously annoyed if any one cuts the string of a parcel, instead of patiently and faithfully undoing it fold by fold. How people can bring themselves to use India-rubber rings, which are a sort of deification of string, as lightly as they do, I cannot imagine.
Page 419 - For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
Page 120 - Who can but admire the hardihood of invention which devised such very slight means to realize the mathematical conception that, if electricity is to convey all the delicacies of quality which distinguish articulate speech, the strength of its current must vary continuously and as nearly as may be in simple proportion to the velocity of a particle of air engaged in constituting the sound...
Page 381 - And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them ; and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Page 371 - MR. PRESIDENT: Though I am truly sensible of the high honor done me, in this appointment, yet I feel great distress, from a consciousness that my abilities and military experience may not be equal to the extensive and important trust. However, as the Congress desire it, I will enter upon the momentous duty, and exert every power I possess in their service, and for the support of the glorious cause.
Page 357 - I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston.

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