The American Common-school Reader and Speaker: Being a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, with Rules for Reading and Speaking

Tappan, Whittemore and Mason, 1844 - 432 páginas

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Political Corruption Geo MDuffie
Intelligence metessary to perpetuate Independence Judge Dawes
South American Republics DANIEL WEBstER
Excellence of the Holy Scriptures Beattie
Sir Anthony Absolute and Captain Absolute Sheridan
Antonys Address to the Roman Populace Shakspeare
The Victor Angels Milton
Impressment of American Seamen HENRY CLAY
New England what is she TRISTAM BURGEs
Party Spirit WiLLIAM Gaston
Restless Spirit of Man WILEUR Fisk 210 Rectitude of Character WiLLIAM WIRT
Public Faith Fisher AMEs
Free Institutions favorable to Literature Edward EveRETT
The Study of Elocution necessary for a Preacher PROF PARK
Relief of Revolutionary Officers MARTIN VAN BUREN
Rapacity and Barbarity of a British Soldiery W M Livingston
Free Navigation of the Mississippi GouvenNEUR MoRRIs
Our Duties to our Country DANIEL Webster
England and the United States E EveRETT
Massachusetts and New York Gov Seward
The Bible e e s e e e Thos S GRIMkE
Fate of Montezuma W M H PREscort
Scenery about Hassen Cleaver Hills John A CLARK
The Treasure that Waxeth not Old D HuntingtoN
The Young Mariners Dream Dimond
Gustavus Vasa and Cristiern Brooke
Tamerlane and Bajazet Rowe
An Independent Judiciary JAMEs A BAYARD
Memorials of Washington and Franklin J Q ADAMs
Dialogue from Henry IV Shakspeare
The Love of Truth GeoRGE Putnam
Energy of the Will Thomas C UPHAM
The Scholars Mission GeoRGE PuTNAM 437

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Página 16 - No sooner had the Almighty ceased, but all The multitude of angels, with a shout Loud as from numbers without number, sweet As from blest voices, uttering joy, heaven rung With jubilee, and loud hosannas filled The eternal regions...
Página 39 - Holds such an enmity with blood of man, That, swift as quicksilver, it courses through The natural gates and alleys of the body ; And, with a sudden vigour, it doth posset And curd, like eager droppings into milk, The thin and wholesome blood...
Página 375 - I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause : What cause withholds you then to mourn for him? O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason! Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me.
Página 291 - Mr. President, I shall enter on no encomium upon Massachusetts — she needs none. There she is — behold her, and judge for yourselves. There is her history — the world knows it by heart. The past, at least, is secure. There is Boston, and Concord, and Lexington, and Bunker Hill ; and there they will remain forever.
Página 363 - If we wish to be free — if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending — if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon, until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained — we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to...
Página 375 - When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Página 364 - election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest There is no retreat but in submission and slavery. Our chains are forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston. The war is inevitable. And let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come ! " It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry peace, peace, but there is no peace.
Página 363 - Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
Página 363 - They tell us, sir, that we are weak — unable to cope with so formidable an adversary; but when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house ! Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction?
Página 376 - tis his will : Let but the commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood ; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy, Unto their issue.

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