Proceedings at the Banquet Held in Honor of Cyrus W. Field, Esq., of New York, in Willis's Rooms, London, on Wednesday, 1st July, 1868

Metchim & son, printers, 1868 - 80页

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第23页 - Thought-winged and shod with fire ; The angel of His stormy sky Rides down the sunken wire. What saith the herald of the Lord ? " The world's long strife is done ; Close wedded by that mystic cord, Its continents are one. " And one in heart, as one in blood, Shall all her peoples be ; The hands of human brotherhood Are clasped beneath the sea. " Through Orient seas, o'er Afric's plain And Asian mountains borne, The vigor of the Northern brain Shall nerve the world outworn.
第29页 - On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they raised their flag against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
第23页 - Bear gently, Ocean's carrier-dove, Thy errands to and fro. Weave on, swift shuttle of the Lord, Beneath the deep so far, The bridal robe of earth's accord, The funeral shroud of war ! For lo ! the fall of Ocean's wall Space mocked and time outrun ; And round the world the thought of all Is as the thought of one ! The poles unite, the zones agree, The tongues of striving cease ; As on the Sea of Galilee The Christ is whispering, Peace ! " Glad prophecy ! to this at last," The Reader said, "shall all...
第13页 - Hotel is conveniently situated, being within three minutes' walk of the Railway Station, and is patronised by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and other members of the Royal Family.
第4页 - If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them...
第20页 - I have the honour of speaking to many distinguished scientific men, and I think they will bear me out when I say that...
第56页 - ... many ladies, who have assembled to do honour to Mr. Cyrus Field, for his acknowledged exertions in promoting telegraphic communication between the New and Old World. It bids fair for the kindly influence of the Atlantic cable that its success should have brought together so friendly a gathering ; and, in asking you to join our toast of ' Long life, health, and happiness' to your most worthy countryman, let me add a Highlander's wish that England and America may always be found, in peace and in...
第59页 - I thank you most sincerely for the kind words you have spoken of my father, causing me to feel that we are friends, although our acquaintance is thus made across the sea and in a moment of time.
第29页 - When the northern continent was discovered, one vast continuous forest covered the whole surface from the St Lawrence and the great lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic, embracing an area of upwards of a million of square miles.
第23页 - And one in heart, aa one in blood, Shall all her peoples be ; The hands of human brotherhood Shall clasp beneath the sea. " Through Orient seas, o'er Afric's plain, And Asian mountains borne, The vigor of the Northern brain Shall nerve the world outworn. " From clime to clime, from shore to shore, Shall thrill the magic thread ; The new Prometheus steals once more The fire that wakes the dead...