American and British Authors; A Text-Book on Literature for High School, Academies Seminaries, Normal Schools, and Collges

American and British Authors; A Text-Book on Literature for High School, Academies Seminaries, Normal Schools, and Collges : Also a Guide and Help in the Private Study of the Best Authors and Their Writings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...and regard in which the people of the United States hold him, prove them to be worthy of such a countryman; while his reputation abroad reflects the highest honor on his country and its institutions. I would cheerfully put the question to-day to the intelligence of Europe and the world, What character of the century, upon the whole, stands out in the relief of history, most pure, most respectable, most sublime; and I doubt not, that by a suf frage approaching to unanimity, the answer would be Washingt0n! Second Bunker Hill Oration. LITERARY GLEANING.--What do Everett, Choate, and Mrs. Hawthorne say of Webster? Name Webster's most famous orations and speeches. Have you read his Bunker Hill Orations and his Eulogy on Adams and jeflerson? What does Webster say of the Bible? of his father? What kind of a student was Webster and What kind of literature did he like? What does Webster say about Washington? Have you read Hawthorne's Great Stone Face and Whittier's poems Ichabod and The Lost Occasion? Quote fine thoughts from Webster's orations and speeches..--.-.-.-_EDWARD EVERETT (1794-1865) The variety of Mr. Everett's life and employments is but a type of the versatility of his powers and the wide range of his cultivation.... His style is rich and glowing, but always under the control of sound judgment and good taste.... He wrote under the inspiration of a generous and comprehensive patriotism, and his speeches are eminently suited to create and sustain a just and high national sentiment.--GeoRoe S. HILLARD. By the Phi Beta Kappa oration at Harvard in 1824 on Literature in America, Everett's fame as a scholarly and polished orator was permanently established. Of his other orations and addresses his eulogies...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759168
  • 9781236759160