Biographical Memorials of James Oglethorpe: Founder of the Colony of Georgia in North America
James Oglethorpe was born 21 Dec 1688, the son of Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe and Eleanor Wall. On 15 Sept 1744, he married Elizabeth, the only daughter of Sir Nathan Wright. James died 1 July 1785. Elizabeth died 26 Oct 1787.
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Page 338 - In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry of courts and schools : There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads, and noblest hearts.
Page 338 - There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts. " Not such as Europe breeds in her decay ; Such as she bred when fresh and young, When heavenly flame did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. " Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 43 - They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Page 95 - This day I see the majesty of your face, the greatness of your house, and the number of your people; — I am come in my old days, though I cannot...
Page 337 - So much understanding, so much knowledge, so much innocence, and such humility, I did not think had been the portion of any but angels, till I saw this gentleman...
Page 57 - A little Indian Nation, the only one within fifty Miles, is not only at Amity, but desirous to be Subjects to his Majesty King George, to have Lands given them among us, and to breed their Children at our Schools. Their Chief, and his Beloved Man, who is the Second Man in the Nation, desire to be instructed in the Christian Religion.
Page 61 - In short, he has done a vast deal of Work for the Time, and I think his Name justly deserves to be immortalized.
Page 342 - That for their country would have toil'd, or bled. O great design! if executed well, With patient care, and wisdom-temper'd zeal. Ye sons of mercy! yet resume the search; Drag forth the legal monsters into light, Wrench from their hands Oppression's iron rod, And bid the cruel feel the pains they give.
Page 173 - He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Page 95 - These are the feathers of the eagle which is the swiftest of birds, and. who flieth all around our nations. These feathers are a sign of peace In our land, and have been carried from town to town there ; and we have brought them over to leave with you, O great king! as a sign of everlasting peace. O great king! whatsoever words you shall say to me, I will tell them: faithfully to all the kings of the Creek nations.