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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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Story of Prophecy in the Life of Mankind

Henry James Forman - 2003 - 392 pages
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The Global Eighteenth Century

Felicity A. Nussbaum, Johns Hopkins University Press - History - 2003 - 385 pages
..."The rise of Empire and of Arts" (13-14), concluding on an emphatically prophetic note: "Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way; / The four first Acts...with the Day; / Time's noblest Offspring is the last" (21-24). (In the original version, the final line has more apocalyptic overtones: "The world's great...
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The Fable of the Southern Writer

Lewis P. Simpson - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 272 pages
...fresh and young, When heavenly flames did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts...drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last.2 What moves Berkeley's poem is not its treatment of an ancient commonplace, as compelling as...
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Theosophical Path Magazine, January to June 1915

Katherine Tingley - Religion - 2003 - 680 pages
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American Literature Before 1880

Robert Lawson-Peebles - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 342 pages
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - Poetry - 2007 - 544 pages
...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...with the Day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. GEORGE BERKELEY IRISH (1685-1753) Paul Revere's Ride Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the...
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Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature 1879, Volume 3

Robert Chambers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 428 pages
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The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt ...

John B. Judis - History - 2010 - 256 pages
...this theory in his "Verses on the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America": Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts...with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. Washington, Jefferson, and other founders believed that the United States would grow and surpass its...
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Reformed Theology and Visual Culture: The Protestant Imagination from Calvin ...

William A. Dyrness - Art - 2004 - 339 pages
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