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" THE proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day, of all the weary year, A king of men am I . To-day, alike are great and small, The nameless and the known ; My palace is the people's hall, The ballot-box my throne... "
National Lyrics - Page 93
by John Greenleaf Whittier - 1866 - 104 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1888 - 344 pages
...make Kindly for the giver's sake. THE POOR VOTER ON ELECTION DAY. THE proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day, of all the weary...ballot-box my throne ! Who serves to-day upon the list Reside the served shall stand ; Alike the brown and wrinkled fist, The gloved and dainty hand ! The...
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Household Guest, Volume 1

1888
...election day, our Whittier overhears uttering this soliloquy : — " The proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day, of all the weary year, A king of men am I. " While there 'sa right to need my vote, A wrong to sweep away, Up ! elouted knee and ragged coat 1...
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Economics and Politics: A Series of Papers Upon Public Questions Written on ...

Rowland Gibson Hazard - 1889 - 405 pages
...election day he honestly discharges his duty to his country — " The proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day of all the weary year, A king of men am I." And if efforts are made to seduce him from the faithful discharge of his trust, let him determine that...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1894 - 542 pages
...boweth c'own Unto the Godlike mind 1 THE POOR VOTER ON TION DAY ELECTHE proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day, of all the weary...palace is the people's hall, The ballot-box my throne I Who serves to-day upon the list Beside the served shall stand ; Alike the brown and wrinkled fist,...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1894 - 542 pages
...great aad small, The nameless and the known ; Mypalace is the people's hall, The ballot-box my throne j Who serves to-day upon the list Beside the served shall stand : Alike the brown and wrinkled r.t, The gloved and dumb h.iixl ! The rich i> level with the |м>г. The weak is strong to-d:>\...
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Patriotic Citizenship

Thomas Jefferson Morgan - 1895 - 368 pages
...of judging who is to blame for what is done wrong. — James Bryce. The proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day of all the weary...palace is the people's hall, The ballot-box my throne ! While there's a grief to seek redress, Or balance to adjust, Where weighs our living manhood less...
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Ruling Ideas of the Present Age

Washington Gladden - 1895 - 299 pages
...election day, the citizen is not merely a subject, he is a sovereign. " The proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high; To-day, of all the weary...and the known ; My palace is the people's hall, The ballot box my throne." This is no sentimental exaggeration ; it is the statement of an exact, scientific,...
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The Inland Educator: A Journal for the Progressive Teacher, Volumes 3-4

1896
...are the actual sovereigns, the uncrowned kings who rule the nation. The proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day of all the weary...palace is the people's hall, The ballot-box my throne! While there's a grief to seek redress, Or balance to adjust, Where weighs our living manhood less Than...
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Language Lessons: Part one-[two], Part 2

Robert Comfort Metcalf, Orville T. Bright - 1896
...ELECTION DAY. The proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day, of all the weary year, To-day, alike are great and small, The nameless and the known ; My palace is the people's hall, The ballot box my throne I Who serves to-day upon the list Beside the served shall stand ; Alike the brown...
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Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1896 - 102 pages
...Or sense or spirit ? Who shall say THE POOR VOTER ON ELECTION DAT. THE proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day, of all the weary year, A king of men am I. f To-day alike are great and small, The nameless and the known ; My palace is the people's hall, The...
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