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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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The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Costica Bradatan, Costică Brădățan, Costică Brădă{u0074}an - Philosophy - 2006 - 227 pages
...stanza of the poem, namely, that which has received special interest from commentators: Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way, The four first Acts...past. A fifth shall close the Drama with the Day, The world's great Effort is the last. (Berkeley 1948-57: 7:370 [America]) In trying to interpret the...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Human Knowledge pt. 1, sec. 6 (1710) 3 Westward the course of empire takes its way; The first four io "On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America" st. 6 (1752) Adolf A. Berle, Jr. US diplomat,...
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New Geographies of the American West: Land Use and the Changing Patterns of ...

William Riebsame Travis - Architecture - 2007 - 304 pages
...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. — George Berkeley, Verses on the Prospect of Planting Arts and Sciences in America (1726) IT WAS...
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The Importance of Feeling English: American Literature and the British ...

Leonard Tennenhouse - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 176 pages
...culminate triumphantly in what American poets would call "the rising glory of America": Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way; The four first Acts...with the Day; Time's noblest Offspring is the last. (21-24) First written in 1724 and published in a revised form in 1752, Berkeley's poem had a curious...
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The Study of Philosophy

S. Morris Engel, Angelika Soldan, Kevin Durand - Philosophy - 2007 - 457 pages
...almost messianic vision of this new land. The poem concluded with the following stanza: Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way, The four first Acts...past. A fifth shall close the Drama with the Day, The world s great Effort is the last. Because of a navigation error, Berkeley's ship landed in Newport,...
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The Atlantic Enlightenment

Susan Manning, Francis D. Cogliano - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 209 pages
...translat.htm, copyright Debora B. Schwartz. Not such as Europe breeds in her decay; . . . Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts...drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last.13 The transforming nature of the 'space between' — the Atlantic voyage, the 3000 miles' separation,...
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