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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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Six Months in the West Indies, in 1825

Henry Nelson Coleridge - Blacks - 1826 - 328 pages
...thoughts will rise unbidden in a statesman's mind when he muses on the prophecy of Berkeley. Westward the course of Empire takes its way ; The four first acts...drama with the day ; — Time's noblest offspring is his last. THE END. ON the 8th August, ten turtles, a negro youth and myself embarked on board the good...
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Fourth of July Orations, Volume 1

1863
...stanza of this little Poem seems to have been produced by a high poetical inspiration : "Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts...shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest ofispring is the last." This extraordinary prophecy may be considered only as the result of long foresight...
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Memoirs of a West-India Planter

John Riland - Slave ships - 1827 - 218 pages
...arise unbidden in a statesman's mind, when he muses on the prophecy of Berkeley : — Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts...drama with the day ; — Time's noblest offspring is his last.' . - 'Six Months in the West Indies.1 2d ed. 1856. 323. B.— pa. An answer, equally correct...
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The African Repository, Volume 2

African Americans - 1827
...flame did animate her clay, By future Poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes her way, The four first acts already past ; A fifth shall...with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the last." In 1783, Mr. Sharp's sensibilities were again awakened in behalf of the poor Africans by private information,...
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The Methodist Review

Methodist Church - 1827
...inspiring epic page, The wisest heads and noblest hearts. Westward the courseof empire takes its sway ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close...drama with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the latt Bishop Berkeley on America. HAVING in the former numbers given a brief view of the rise and progress...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 5

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...our country,^ Westward the star of Empire lakes its way ; The four first acts already past, The 6Ah 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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Lectures on American Literature: With Remarks on Some Passages of American ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - American literature - 1829 - 300 pages
...did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way j The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last. While this institution was rising up by the zeal of the benevolent and the good ; Connecticut was blessed...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 2; Volume 50

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1829
...speculations of our ' students of prophecy.' ' Westward the course of empire takes its way. The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.' The American empire is certainly the most remarkable in its origin, character, and rapid development,...
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Lectures on American Literature: With Remarks on Some Passages of American ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - American literature - 1829 - 300 pages
...closing canto : " 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 his last." But it was only the sagacity of a great man, reasoning from cause to effect ; and we will,...
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Transactions of the Albany Institute, Volume 10

Albany Institute - Albany (N.Y.) - 1883
...picture, the concluding lines of those verses : ' ' Westward the course of Empire takes its way ; Tin- four first acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last." The eagle's head and front, and its flight are in the direction of the dexter of the shield, from east...
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