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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. "
The Atlantic Monthly - 164. oldal
1867
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After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

Joseph J. Ellis - 2002 - 256 oldal
...did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its sway; The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. 9 Berkeley's imagery rested on several key assumptions worthy of notice because they were shared by...
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Cahokia: Mirror of the Cosmos

Sally A. Kitt Chappell, Sally Kitt Chappell - 2002 - 218 oldal
...Anglican bishop, George Berkeley (1685-1753), who wrote: Westward the course of empire takes its way; The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. White people saw settling the West as an inevitable movement of progress and themselves as "Time's...
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The Global Eighteenth Century

Felicity A. Nussbaum, Johns Hopkins University Press - 2003 - 385 oldal
...concluding on an emphatically prophetic note: "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" (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 - 1994 - 272 oldal
...her clay, By future poets shall be sung. 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.2 What moves Berkeley's poem is not its treatment of an ancient commonplace, as compelling as...
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The City's Voice: Pioneer Prose and Poetry from the Overland Monthly

Devorah Knaff - 2004 - 335 oldal
...Prof. WD Whitney. that his well-known vision may be true: "Westward the course of empire takes its way; The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last." 6 The epoch in which we build. A single word in conclusion. The possible relations of this university...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - 2007 - 544 oldal
...her Clay, By future Poets shall be sung. 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. GEORGE BERKELEY IRISH (1685-1753) Paul Revere's Ride Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the...
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The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roos

John B. Judis - 2010 - 256 oldal
...Planting Arts and Learning in America": 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. Washington, Jefferson, and other founders believed that the United States would grow and surpass its...
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Green and Pleasant Land: English Culture and the Romantic Countryside

Amanda Gilroy - 2004 - 201 oldal
...Arts and Learning in America', he writes: 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.12 But when he wrote this, in 1752, George Berkeley had been Bishop of Cloyne for more than twenty...
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Quale Occidente, Occidente perché

Tiziano Bonazzi - 2005 - 220 oldal
...dell'espansione europea, sebbene non ancora pienamente compiuta: Westward the course of empire takes its way; The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close...with the day: Time's noblest offspring is the last* I fondatori della nuova Università della California furono così affascinati dai sentimenti espressi...
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Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy

Andrew Valls - 2005 - 293 oldal
...her Clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of Empire takes its Way, The four first Acts already past. A fifth shall close the Drama with the Day, The World's great Effort is the last. (W, 7:370) Berkeley saw himself as playing a role in the development...
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