Quarry the granite rock with razors, or moor the vessel with a thread of silk; then may you hope with such keen and delicate instruments as human knowledge and human reason to contend against those giants, the passion and the pride of man. — John Cardinal Newman

American History Stories—Volume IV - Mara L. Pratt




Negro Song

This is a funny old song that the "darkeys" used to delight to sing in the days when they believed "Father Abraham" was coming to free them. [Illustration] from American History Stories - IV by Mara L. Pratt