My Country Tis Of Thee And The Latest Poems And The People S Laureate Classic Reprint

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Author: Samuel Francis Smith
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ISBN: 9780243258321
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My Country Tis Of Thee And The Latest Poems And The People S Laureate Classic Reprint by Samuel Francis Smith


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Excerpt from "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" And the Latest Poems, And, the People's Laureate Dr. Smith held the two positions Of pastor and professor for a period of about eight years. He then removed to Newton Centre, Mass, and became edi tor Of the Review, and pastor of the First Baptist Church of that place. His editorial duties con tinned for a period of seven vears, and that of pastor for about twelve years. At the expiration of his pastor ate he was elected editorial secretarv Of the Missionary Union, which position lie held for fifteen years. These were years full of consecrated service and Christian activ itv. \vhatever dutv he undertook to perform, he per formed it to the best of his ability, supported by a ripe Christian'experience, and a true scholar's instinct. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

My Country Tis Of Thee

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Author: Claire Rudolf Murphy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466870192
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My Country Tis Of Thee by Claire Rudolf Murphy


Original Title: My Country Tis Of Thee

More than any other, one song traces America's history of patriotism and protest. Everyone knows the words to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." What most don't realize is that this iconic song has been a beacon of change for hundreds of years. Generations of protesters and civil rights pioneers have created new lyrics, beginning in royalist Britain and continuing through conflicts in colonial times, the American Revolution, the suffragist and labor movements, and the struggles for black and Native American civil rights. With spectacular illustrations by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Bryan Collier, My Country, 'Tis of Thee offers a fascinating insight into the American fight for freedom.

My Country Tis Of Thee The United States Of America Past Present And Future

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Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465613404
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My Country Tis Of Thee The United States Of America Past Present And Future by Willis Fletcher Johnson


Original Title: My Country Tis Of Thee The United States Of America Past Present And Future

BEGINNING with the year 1492, the date of the first voyage of Columbus, necessarily leaves a great part of American history untold. Every nation’s story begins in the middle; back of Leonidas are the Homeric heroes; Romulus and Remus antedate the Tarquins. So, centuries before the clear glory of Columbus, we have tradition of various shadowy explorers whose strange barques visited our shores. Unless we grant the earliest inhabitants of America an autochthonic origin, it seems most reasonable to suppose that they came from Asia. Such authorities as Humboldt, Bancroft, and Prescott declare it their opinion that the monuments, the systems of cosmogony, the methods of computing time, etc., all point to an ancient communication with eastern Asia. It is certain that from time immemorial constant intercourse has been kept up between the natives of either side of Bering’s Strait, and it is very probable that the original immigrants came that way. There are other possible routes—the Aleutian Islands and Polynesia are the two next favored by the authorities. There is a distinct trace of Japanese blood in many of the native tribes of the northwest coast, and we have too many modern instances of Japanese junks drifting upon the American coast, after floating for months at the mercy of the Pacific currents, to doubt the possibility of prehistoric visits of these people. What is known as the “black stream,” or Japan current, runs northward past the eastern coast of the Japanese Islands, then curves to the east and south, passing the west coast of America and moving toward the Sandwich Islands. This current, it is said, would carry a drifting vessel toward the American coast at the rate of ten miles a day. The theory which supposes the people, or at least the civilization, of America to be of Egyptian origin is based upon analogies existing between the architecture, hieroglyphics, and various customs of the two countries. But even where these analogies bear the test of close examination, they can scarcely be said to prove anything. In western Asia the Phœnicians—those bold voyagers—and their children, the Carthagenians, are given the honor of settling America. The records of their travels show that they knew of a country lying far to the west. In the writings of Diodorus Siculus is an elaborate account of a wonderful island in the Atlantic Ocean, far beyond the Pillars of Hercules, and many days’ journey from the coast of Africa. This happy land, fertile of soil, beautiful of scenery, and perfect of climate, was accidentally discovered by Phœnician sailors, whose barque was driven thither by contrary winds. On their return they gave such glowing accounts of the new country that large colonies of Tyrians left their native land to settle there. This may have been America, but is more likely to have been the Canary Islands.

Hymns Made Easy For Piano Book 2

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Author: GAIL SMITH
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609744918
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Hymns Made Easy For Piano Book 2 by GAIL SMITH


Original Title: Hymns Made Easy For Piano Book 2

This collection presents nineteen hymns in arrangements for the progressing beginning piano student. the left hand uses block chords, broken chords, and Alberti bass, and the right hand introduces two-note chords and sixteenth notes. the pieces are in the keys of C, F, and G. Lyrics are included. Most of the selections in this book are the same as in Book 1, but the arrangements are more difficult. Recommended for hymn playing by the Federation of Music Clubs.

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