The American Epic; A Concise Scenic History of the United States

The American Epic; A Concise Scenic History of the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... fifty years from the great day When independence was at first proclaimed. How strange! The two great patriots, when young, Labored in concert freedom to secure; Then led opposing parties through long years, In age became like brothers, and in death, On Independence Day, were grandly joined. May not this hint that union will prevail Against all arts of devils or of men? I hear of cars to be propelled by steam, Gliding on iron rails with wondrous speed. This new invention promises to be Of priceless value to this favored land. We must begin to study in advance How we can make it hurry men to hell, By accidents, by frauds, by Mammon's arts, By all of Belial's sharp, deceptive tricks. Scene: The Capitol at Washington, D. C., March 4, 1S33. 'Satan, Baal, Mammon, Belial. Satan. What arc our prospects now, most worthy friends? Belial. The cabinet was scattered as proposed, And Kinderhook's shrewd widower became The favorite confidant of his great chief--Was sent to England as ambassador. His rivals in the Senate called him back, llefusing to confirm the nominee, But that has made him the Vice-president. He takes the oath of office here to-day, And four years hence will be the President. Mammon. I with success have crowned my latest scheme. The greedy manufacturers secured The highest tariff ever yet imposed, Threatened disunion if it was denied, And promised money, honor, power, and fame To all who aided their nefarious plans. Mars. I stirred the hot blood of the fiery South To nullify the hateful robber law, And got the Force bill passed to have them hanged. 1 wait in hope to see the strife begin. Baal. I gave to Hayne and Webster and Calhoun Such oratory as earth seldom hears To stir opposing forces into strife. Their sections were so charmed with...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546369
  • 9781236546364