The American Elocutionist and Dramatic Reader

The American Elocutionist and Dramatic Reader

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... throne of the Bourbon, and it falls. Rising more by his virtue than his intellect, he holds a prominent place in the history of France, and, linked with IVashington, goes down to a greater immortality than awaits any emperor or mere warrior of the human race. 7. His love for this country was deep and abiding. To the last his heart turned hither; and well it might. His career of glory began on our shores--on our cause he staked his reputation, fortune, and life, and in our success received the benediction of the good throughout the world. That love was returned with interest, and never was a nobler exhibition of a nation's gratitude than our reception of him at his last visit. 8. We love him for what he did for us; we revere him for his consistency to our principles amid all the chaos and revolutions of Europe; and when we cease to speak of him with affection and gratitude, we shall show ourselves unworthy of the blessings we have received at his hand. "HonoR ro LA FAYETTE!" will ever stand inscribed on our temple of liberty, until its ruins shall cover all it now contains. THE BELL OF THE "ATLANTIC." OLL, toll, toll! Thou bell by billows swung, And night and day thy warning words Repeat with mournful tongue! Toll for the queenly boat, Wrecked on yon rocky shore! Sea-weed is in her palace halls, --She rides the surge no more. Toll for the master bold, The high-souled and the brave, Who ruled her like a thing of life Amid the crested wave! Toll for the hardy crew, Sons of the storm and blast, Who long the tyrant Ocean dared; But it vanquished them at last! Toll for the man of God, Whose hallowed voice of prayer Rose calm above the stifled groan Of that intense despair! How precious were those tones On that sad...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918843
  • 9781236918840