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Page 82 - Oh ! say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming ; And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there...
Page 74 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go mark him well : For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored and unsung.
Page 75 - An act to prevent settlements being made on lands ceded to the United States until authorized by law...
Page 160 - Society, chosen at the first election of officers one of the vicepresidents, a position which he held up to the time of his death, covering a period of more than fourteen years, he was in a real sense a part of its life.
Page 186 - A Calendar of John Paul Jones Manuscripts in the Library of Congress, compiled under the direction of Charles Henry Lincoln, Ph.
Page 136 - District of Columbia which was ceded to the United States by the State of Virginia.
Page 61 - I ever have, and probably ever shall, witness. This lasted for nearly two hours without intermission ; during which time, many of the houses spared by us, were blown down ; and thirty of our men, besides several of the inhabitants, buried beneath their ruins. Our column was as completely dispersed, as if it had received a total defeat ; some of the men flying for shelter behind walls and buildings, and others falling flat upon the ground, to prevent themselves from being carried away by the tempest...
Page 100 - Is your father well, the old man of whom you spake? Is he yet alive? " "And they answered, "Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive," and they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.