The Granite Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, History and State Progress, Volume 20

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock
J.N. McClintock, 1896
Contains articles on the White Mountains and a map.

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Page 228 - Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand, and let me hear thy voice ; Nay, quickly speak to me, and let me hear Thy voice — my own affrights me with its echoes.
Page 365 - Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Page 229 - Here's an acre sown indeed With the richest, royallest seed That the earth did e'er suck in Since the first man died for sin: Here the bones of birth have cried 'Though gods they were, as men they died!
Page 232 - The very walls are wrought into universal ornament, incrusted with tracery, and scooped into niches, crowded with the statues of saints and martyrs. Stone seems, by the cunning labor of the chisel, to have been robbed of its weight and density, suspended aloft, as if by magic, and the fretted roof achieved with the wonderful minuteness and airy security of a cobweb.
Page 230 - Proud names, who once the reins of empire held ; In arms who triumph'd, or in arts excell'd ; Chiefs, grac'd with scars, and prodigal of blood; Stern patriots, who for sacred freedom stood ; Just men, by whom impartial laws were given ; And saints who taught, and led, the way to Heaven...
Page 213 - ... shall require full and satisfactory evidence of the good moral character of all instructors who may be employed ; and shall ascertain, by personal examination, their qualifications for teaching and capacity for the government of schools.
Page 232 - ... so far exceeding human excellence that a man would think it was knit together by the fingers of angels, pursuant to the directions of Omnipotence.
Page 185 - That all White and other Pine Trees within the said Township fit for Masting our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that use...
Page 119 - It is our business to do justice between the parties, not by any quirks of the law out of Coke or Blackstone, books that I never read, and never will, but by common sense and common honesty as between man and man.
Page 228 - It stands alone amongst the buildings of the world. There are, it may be, some which surpass it in beauty or grandeur ; there are others, certainly, which surpass it in depth and sublimity of association ; but there is none which has been entwined by so many continuous threads with the history of a whole nation.

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