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" A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod, But executes a freeman's will As lightning does the will of God ; And from its force nor doors nor locks Can shield you; — 'tis the ballot-box. "
Speeches, Correspondence, Etc., of the Late Daniel S. Dickinson of New York ... - Seite 92
von Daniel Stevens Dickinson - 1867
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The North American Review, Band 163

1896
...every vote, and equal standards for the privileges of citizenship, the ballot would then prove — " A weapon that comes down as still As snowflakes fall upon the sod ; But executes a freeman's will As lightning does the will of God." SM MEHBILL. THE BEST CURRENCY....
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SPEECH OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

1836
...pardoned for quoting the oft- quoted- stanza: " There is a weapon surer yet And better than the bayonet ; A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall...a freeman's will As lightning does the will of God ; A weapon that no bolts nor locks Can bar— it is the ballot-box." The ballot will lead the freedman...
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Airs of Palestine: And Other Poems

John Pierpont - 1840 - 334 Seiten
...As once * upon your house they fell. We have a weapon, firmer set And better than the bayonet; — A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod ; But executes a freeman's will As lightning does the will of God; And from its force, nor doors nor...
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Off-hand Takings: Or, Crayon Sketches of the Noticeable Men of Our Age

George W. Bungay - 1854 - 408 Seiten
...entitled the BallotBox ? I quote from memory : We have a weapon firmer set, And better than the bayonet, A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod, Yet executes a freeman's will, As lightning does the will of God. . Perhaps no temperance poem ever...
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The Nation and the Constitution: An Oration Delivered Before the City ...

Jeremiah Lewis Diman - 1866 - 23 Seiten
...of its citizens, and where each freeman would wield a weapon more potent than the power of kings, " A weapon that comes down as still As snowflakes fall upon the sod, But executes a freeman's will, As lightning does the will of God. And from it s force nor doors nor...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 Seiten
...with nooks To lie and read in, sloping into brooks. Tlie Story of Rimini. JOHN PIERPONT. 1785-1866. A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod ; But executes a freeman's will, As lightning does the will of God ; And from its force, nor doors...
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Treasury of choice quotations

1869
...little cherub that sits up aloft, *- To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. Poor Jach. JOHN PIERPONT. A WEAPON that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod ; But executes a free man's will, As lightning does the will of God ; And from its force, nor doors,...
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Appletons' Journal of Literature, Science and Art, Band 8

1872
...the last State of the "old thirteen" to come into the Union. John Pierpont described a ballot as " A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod; But executes a freeman's will As lightning does the will of God." A man who bought a thousand Havana...
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Speeches on Political Questions [1850-1868]

George Washington Julian - 1872 - 472 Seiten
...and as their sure refuge, is the ballot, — — "a weapon firmer set, And better than the bayonet; A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod; But executes a freeman's will As lishtmm; does the will of God." AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION. HOUSE...
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PROCEEDINGS AT THE Laying of the Corner Stone OF THE NEW CAPITOL OF MICHIGAN.

1873
...of adamant around the ballot, — "That mighty weapon, firmer set, And better than the bayonet, — A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod, But executes a freeman's will, As lightning does the will of God." EW Grand Marshal: you will please...
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