Roosevelt: A Study in Ambivalence

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Jackson Press, Incorporated, 1920 - 159 pages

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Page 62 - We, here in America, hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years ; and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men.
Page 88 - ... spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Page 88 - And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Page 141 - But evil things, in robes of sorrow, Assailed the monarch's high estate. (Ah, let us mourn ! — for never morrow Shall dawn upon him desolate!) And round about his home the glory That blushed and bloomed, Is but a dim-remembered story Of the old time entombed.
Page 142 - The leader for the time being, whoever he may be, is but an instrument, to be used until broken and then to be cast aside; and if he is worth his salt he will care no more when he is broken than a soldier cares when he is sent where his 222 life is forfeit in order that the victory may be won. In the long fight for righteousness the watchword for all of us is spend and be spent.
Page 141 - But evil things in robes of sorrow, Assailed the monarch's high estate ; (Ah, let us mourn, for never morrow Shall dawn upon him, desolate !) And round about his home the glory That blushed and bloomed Is but a dim-remembered story Of the old time entombed. VI And travellers now within that valley Through the red-litten windows see Vast forms that move fantastically To a discordant melody ; While, like a ghastly rapid river, Through the pale door A hideous throng rush out forever, And laugh — but...
Page 50 - Literature, art, and science," so Shaw sums up the matter, "are free of frontiers, and those who exploit them politically are traitors to the greatest republic in the world: the Republic of Art and Science." Other narrow loyalties, such as those to particular social classes and artistic cliques, seem to grow upon us here in America almost in proportion as we draw closer to Europe; so that as the dangers of the pioneer stage decline, those of snobbism increase.
Page 142 - Seton. leader for the time being, whoever he may be, is but an instrument, to be used until broken and then to be cast aside; and if he is worth his salt he will care no more when he is broken than a soldier cares when he is sent where his life is forfeit in order that the victory may be won. In the long fight for righteousness the watchword for all of us, is spend and be spent.
Page 5 - Always on the right — Vanquished, this shall be our pride In the world's despite. Let the oily Pharisees Purse their lips and rant, Calm we face the Destinies: Better "can't
Page 17 - The PRESIDENT. I hope it would eventually, Senator, as things developed. Senator McCuMBER. Do you think if Germany had committed no act of war or no act of injustice against our citizens that we would have gotten...

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