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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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Transactions of the Historical and Philosophical Society ..., Volume 1, Part 2

Ohio - 1839 - 334 pages
...United States: 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 her last." Meantime at the head of the NEW THIRTEEN, our own Ohio proudly stands; and the experience...
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Transactions, Part 2, Volume 1

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio - Ohio - 1839
...the United States: " 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 her last." Meantime at the head of the NEW THIRTEEN, our own Ohio proudly stands; and the experience...
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Importance of Practical Education and Useful Knowledge: Being a Selection ...

Edward Everett - Education - 1840 - 419 pages
...prelate of England, who bestowed his benefactions, as well as blessings, on our Country ; "Westward the course of Empire takes its way ; The four first acts...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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Ars Quatuor Coronatorum: Being the Transactions of the Quatuor ..., Volume 3

1840
...Masonic aspect, the famous prediction of Bishop Berkeley : " Westward the coarse of empire takes it way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall...with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last." THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER in the chair : At the conclusion of a paper we are always glad to hear any remarks...
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American Oratory, Or, Selections from the Speeches of Eminent Americans

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1840 - 531 pages
...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 " * Milton's Defensio Secunda, In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 67

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir John Murray IV, William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1841
...noblest empire of time.' The line of verse is taken from a stanza by Bishop Berkeley : " Westward the course of empire takes its way. The four first acts...with the day. Time's noblest offspring is the last." How lamentably the thought is impaired in the citation by the change of a word ! Still this is the...
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History of the Colonization of the United States, Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1841
...— The good and great inspiring epic rage — The wisest heads and noblest hearts. Westward the course of empire takes its way. The four first acts...with the day. Time's noblest offspring is the last." To free schools and colleges the periodical press had been added, and newspapers began their office...
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The Desire of Reputation: An Address, Before the Phoenix and Union Societies ...

Albert Barnes - Honor - 1841 - 36 pages
...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." THE END. FORNIA LIBRARY ...
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The Rhode-Island Book: Selections in Prose and Verse from the Writings of ...

Anne C. Lynch - America - 1841 - 352 pages
...fresh and young, When heavenly flame did animate the clay, By future ages 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. 1730. THE TRAILING ARBUTUS. BY SARAH H. WHITMAN. THERE'S a flower that grows by the greenwood tree....
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THE RHODE-ISLAND BOOK

ANNE C. LYNCH - 1841
...fresh and young, When heavenly flame did animate the clay, By future ages 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. 1730. 34 THE TRAILING ARBUTUS. BY SARAH H. WHITMAN. THERE'S a flower that grows by the greenwood tree,...
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