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A Rhapsody
When I see the immigration of the Pilgrims from the chalky shores of England,— in the night fleeing from their native home, when father, mother, brother, wife, sister, lover, were all lost by those melancholy wanderers — and landing, amidst cold and poverty and death, upon the rude rocks of Plymouth,— I venture to think the will of Deity was there !
A Renaissance of Patriotism
Within the past few years there has been what ex-President Harrison once happily termed a renaissance of patriotism. It started with the centennial anniversaries of 1776, which had the effect of carrying the memories of the people back to the period of the Nation's birth.
Liberty And Union One And Inseparable
I profess, Sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept steadily in view the prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to that Union that we owe our safety at home, and our consideration and dignity abroad.
The American Republic
In the fullness of time, a Republic rose up in the wilderness of America. Thousands of years had passed away before this child of the ages could be born. From whatever there was of good in the systems of former centuries she drew her nourishment, the wrecks of the past were her warnings.
A New National Hymn
Welded in war's fierce flame, Forged on the hearth of fame, The sacred Constitution was ordained Tried in the fire of time, Tempered in woes sublime.
Jim's Aunt
If Jim had never passed another such day, it was as wholly unprecedented in Miss Lucinda Tarbox's calendar. Jim marched by the house as proud as a peacock in his new soldier suit, and raised a cheer to Miss Lucinda so loud and hearty that she retired blushing into the house.
Our Barbarous Fourth
Of all these noise-fests, the most shocking is the Fourth of July, and its grim statistics probably furnish a sadder commentary on human folly than that afforded by any other celebration in the world.
A Safe and Sane Fourth of July
A little more than a year ago the Century Magazine contained a vigorous and convincing article by Mrs. Isaac L. Rice, entitled Our Barbarous Fourth. It was a protest against a condition of affairs in the United States which had long attracted attention but which no one, up to that time, had criticised in such emphatic terms.
The New Independence Day
The programme for the day provided for a display of daylight fireworks at 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, a central point with park surroundings and no nearby residences, from 9:30 until 10:30 in the morning.
New Fourths For Old
However, it is not Patriotism but Hoodlumism and the desire to revel in a day from which all sane and safe restrictions have been removed, which may be said to guide most of the celebrants on the Fourth, for most of them are undoubtedly ignorant of its glorious significance.
Americanizing The Fourth
The old, undemocratic idea of honoring the birthday of American independence is embodied in annual explosions of barbarism which have already done to death many more persons than the Revolutionary War destroyed.
George Washington's Birthday
A poem to George Washington's Birthday by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
The Birthday Of George Washington
The birthday of the Father of his Country! May it ever be freshly remembered by American hearts ! May it ever reawaken in them a filial veneration for his memory; ever rekindle the fires of patriotic regard for the country which he loved so well.
George Washington And Our Schools And Colleges
The commemoration of any one great event in the life of Washington and of the United States is well, but it is nothing compared with the incessant memorial of him which the schools and colleges of the country maintain from generation to generation.
A Glimpse Of George Washington's Birthplace
Seldom visited and almost unknown is the Wake-field Farm. in Virginia, the birthplace of our first President. Recent attempts have been made to popularize the place, but there is little to attract the ordinary traveler; and its distance from a city makes excursions impracticable.
Something Of George Washington's Boyhood
George Washington was born at a time when savagery had just departed from the country, leaving freshness and vigor behind. The Indian had scarcely left the woods, and the pirate the shore near his home.
George Washington's Training
Among the mountain passes of the Blue Ridge and the Alleghanies, a youth is seen employed in the manly and invigorating occupation of a surveyor, and awakening the admiration of the backwoods-men and savage chieftains by the strength and endurance of his frame and the resolution and energy of his character.
George Washington Is Appointed Commander-In-Chief
On the 16th of June, the day before the battle of Bunker Hill, the Congress, having accepted Massachusetts' gift of the army before Boston, gave the command of it to Colonel George Washington, of Virginia, and made him a general and commanderin-chief of all the forces of the patriot cause.
George Washington
It is a truth, illustrated in daily experience, and yet rarely noted or acted upon, that, in all that concerns the appreciation of personal character or ability, the instinctive impressions of a community are quicker in their action, more profoundly appreciant, and more reliable, than the intellectual perceptions of the ablest men in the community.
Valley Forge
The century that has gone by has changed the face of Nature, and wrought a revolution in the habits of mankind.
A Frenchman's Estimate Of George Washington In 1781
The following extract from a letter written by Abbe Robin, chaplain in the French army in America, and bearing date Camp of Phillipsburg, August 4, 1781, a few weeks after his arrival in this country, is very suggestive.
George Washington's Administration 1789-1797
WASHINGTON'S PATRIOTISM.—Washington would have preferred to spend the remainder of his life in his tranquil home at Mount Vernon, but his patriotism would not allow him to disregard the call of his country.
George Washington's Inauguration
In contrast with the simple ceremonies at which a sensitive democracy took exception, we find now that a great nation considers no honors too profuse for the ceremonies which attend the inauguration of its chief magistrate.
Extracts from the Contemporary Newspapers and other Accounts of the Inauguration of our First President in 1789.
Lessons From The Washington Centennial
Picture to yourselves the joy and expectation of that day which saw the establishment of our Government a century ago.
President Washington's Receptions
He devoted one hour every other Tuesday, from three to four, to these visits. He understood himself to be visited as the President of the United States, and not on his own account.
The Foreign Policy Of George Washington
How infinitely superior must appear the spirit and principles of General Washington, in his late address to Congress, compared with the policy of modern European courts ! Illustrious man!—deriving honor less from the splendor of his situation than from the dignity of his mind!
George Washington
On the 4th of March, 1797, Washington went to the inauguration of his successor as President of the United States. The Federal Government was sitting in Philadelphia at that time, and Congress held sessions in the courthouse on the corner of Sixth and Chestnut Streets.
George Washington's Last Days
Once more before he died Washington was called into public life for a short time. President Adams had sent three commissioners to France. The French Minister, Talleyrand, treated them ill, and sent secret agents to them to let them know that nothing would be done until they paid large bribes.
The Words Of George Washington
Washington ! Methinks I see his venerable form now before me. He is dignified and grave; but concern and anxiety seem to soften the lineaments of his countenance. The government over which he presides is yet in the crisis of experiment.
Memorials Of George Washington
Modern history, oratory, and poetry are so replete with tributes to the memory of Washington, that the entire progress of the civilized world for more than a century has been shaped by the influence of his life and precepts.
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