The Model Speaker; Consisting of Exercises in Prose and Poetry. for the Use of Schools, Academies, and Colleges

The Model Speaker; Consisting of Exercises in Prose and Poetry. for the Use of Schools, Academies, and Colleges

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... rancor, for the fault of forty or fifty. Such severity of injustice must forever render incurable the wounds you have inflicted. What though you march from town to town, from province to province? What though you enforce a temporary and local submission;--how shall you secure the obedience of the country you leave behind you in your progress?--how gra-p the dominion of eighteen hundred miles of continent, populous in numbers, strong in valor, liberty, and the means of resistance? The spirit which now resists your taxation in America, is the same which formerly opposed loans, benevolences, and shipmoney, in England;--the same spirit which called all England on its legs, and, by the Bill of Bights, vindicated the English Constitution;--the same spirit which established the great fundamental essential maxim of your liberties, that no subject of England shall be fared but by his own consent. This glorious Whig spirit animates three millions in America, who prefer poverty, with liberty, to gilded chains and sordid affluence; and who will die in defence of their rights as men, as freemen. What shall oppose this spirit, aided by the congenial flame glowing in the breast of every Whig in England? "'Tis liberty to liberty engaged," that they will defend themselves, their families, and their country. In this great cause they are immovably allied: it is the alliance of God and nature--immutable, eternal--fixed as the firmament of heaven. CHAMOUNI. HAST thou a charm to stay the morning star In his steep course?--so long he seems to pause On thy bald, awful front, 0 sovereign Blanc! The Arve and Arveiron at thy base Rave ceaselessly; but thou, most awful form, Bisest from forth thy silent sea of pines How silently! Around thee and above, Deep...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583779
  • 9781236583772