Crowned Masterpiecaes of Eloquence Respresenting the Advance of Civilization; As Collected in the World's Best Orations

Crowned Masterpiecaes of Eloquence Respresenting the Advance of Civilization; As Collected in the World's Best Orations : From the Earliest Period to the Present Time Volume 7

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...aid, and greeted by Congress and by the Government as the nation's guest, honored out of generosity with that honor which only one man before him received--and that man received then out of gratitude--with honors such as no potentate can ever receive, and this banquet here, and the toast which I have to thank you for--oh, indeed, sir, there is a history of future ages in all these facts. Sir, though I have the noble pride of my principles, and though I have the inspiration of a just cause still I have also the conscience of my personal humility. Never will I forget what is due from me to the sovereign source of my public capacity. This I owe to my nation's dignity, and, therefore, respectfully thanking this highly distinguished assembly, in my country's name, I have the boldness to say that Hungary well deserves your sympathy--that Hungary has a claim to protection, because it has a claim to justice. But as to myself, permit me humbly to express that I am well aware not to have in all these honors any personal share. Now, I know that even that which might seem to be personal in your toast is only an acknowledgment of a historical fact; very instructively connected with a principle valuable and dear to every republican heart in the United States of America. Sir, you were pleased to mention in your toast that I am unconquered by misfortune and unse duced by ambition. Now, it is a providential fact that misfor tune has the privilege to ennoble man's mind and to strengthen man's character. There is a sort of natural instinct of human dignity in the heart of man, which steels his very nerves not to bend beneath the heavy blows of a great adversity. The palm tree grows best beneath a ponderous weight--even so the character of man. There is no...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748204
  • 9781236748201