Norfolk, the Marine Metropolis of Virginia: And the Sound and River Cities of North Carolina : a Narrative

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G.I. Nowitzky, 1888 - Cities and towns - 216 pages

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Page 67 - Napoleon utter a more original truth than when he said, that there is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous...
Page 17 - How shall we rank thee upon glory's page, Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage? All thou hast been reflects less fame on thee, Far less than all thou hast forborne to be!
Page 16 - In fancy now, beneath the twilight gloom, Come, let me lead thee o'er this "second Rome! Where tribunes rule, where dusky Davi bow, And what was Goose Creek once is Tiber now...
Page 87 - Oh Death ! where is thy sting ? Oh Grave ! where is thy victory ? The sting of Death is sin, and the strength of sin is the Law.
Page 67 - there is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous," but in this case the sense is reversed : the outside is ridiculous — the inside is sublime.
Page 15 - Could gvate upon my ear so mean, so base. As the rank jargon of that factious race Who, poor of heart and prodigal of words. Born to be slaves and struggling to be lords...

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