Daughters of America: Or Women of the Century

B. B. Russell, 1882 - 730 pages
Consists of chapters by subject, including women reformers, inventors, lawyers etc.

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Page 71 - Tis well,' said she in the same voice. ' All is now over ; I shall soon follow him ; I have no more trials to pass through.
Page 395 - When the woes of life o'ertake me, Hopes deceive, and fears annoy, Never shall the cross forsake me ; Lo ! it glows with peace and joy.
Page 249 - GOD sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again.
Page 496 - Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory, It spreads from pole to pole; Till o'er our ransomed nature, The Lamb for sinners slain, Redeemer, King, Creator, In bliss returns to reign.
Page 149 - s many a beam from the fountain of day That, to reach us unclouded, must pass, on its way, Through the soul of a woman...
Page 280 - Standish is my name. Lord, guide my heart that I may do thy will; Also fill my hands with such convenient skill As will conduce to virtue void of shame, And I will give the glory to thy name.
Page 31 - Such, Sir, is the testimony of one not to be accused of partiality in his estimate of America. Happy, proud America ! the lightnings of heaven yielded to your philosophy ! The temptations of earth could not seduce your patriotism...
Page 350 - Yes, gentlemen, in republican America, in the nineteenth century, we, the daughters of the revolutionary heroes of '76, demand at your hands the redress of our grievances — a revision of your State Constitution — a new code of laws.
Page 413 - I live for those who love me, For those who know me true ; For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too ; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
Page 47 - I have retrenched every superfluous expense in my table and family ; tea I have not drunk since last Christmas, nor bought a new cap or gown since your defeat at Lexington ; and what I never did before, have learned to knit, and am now making stockings of American wool for my servants ; and this way do I throw in my mite to the public good. I know this — that as free I can die but once ; but as a slave I shall not be worthy of life. I have the pleasure to assure you that these are the sentiments...

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