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" 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. "
Poems - Page 294
by Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 pages
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 4

Timothy Dwight - New England - 1822
...fresh and young, When heavenly flame did animate her clay, By future poets sliall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way : The four first acts...shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest oSspring is the last. I know not how Bishop Berkley, if he were now alive, would be able to make his...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 7

Alexander Pope - 1822
...fresh and young, When heav'nly 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 ; not expect from a Muse that sings so well in the bleak climate of England, if she felt the same warm...
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 4

Timothy Dwight - New England - 1823
...noblest hearts. When heav'nly flame did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way: The four first acts...with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last. I know not how Bishop Berkley, if he were now alive, would be able to make his peace with your Reviewers....
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 10

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...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...with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last. Warton. or perhaps the art, of the ancients. Some among them, who understand English, begin to relish...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 10

Alexander Pope - 1824
...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...the day ; *"' Time's noblest offspring is the last. Warton. VOL. X. C or perhaps the art, of the ancients. Some among them, who understand English, begin...
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The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham]., Volume 1

James Silk Buckingham
...animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way; The (bur first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama...with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the last." Thus, half a century before the folly of Britain had begun to alienate the provinces of America, did...
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An Oration Pronounced at Cambridge: Before the Society of Phi Beta Kappa ...

Edward Everett - United States - 1824 - 67 pages
...blessings, on our country. Westward the Star of Empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, The fifth shall close the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of antiquity sketched the fortunes...
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The Oriental Herald, Volume 1

Christianity - 1824
...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 tilth shall close the drama with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the last." Thus, half a century...
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The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical ..., Volume 1

1826
...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...with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. In September, 1728, a little more than a month after his marriage with Miss Forster, eldest daughter...
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An Oration, Delivered in the German Reformed Church, Red-Hook, New-York ...

John Overton Choules - Fourth of July orations - 1826 - 15 pages
...watered one ! 'Tis sweet to think upon the past, 'tis rapturous to anticipate the future ! " Westward the course of empire takes its way — The four first...drama with the day — Time's noblest offspring is her last !" Oh ! it is most recreating to the mind's eye, tired with the follies and vices of despotic...
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