True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans; Telling in Simple Language Suited to Boys and Girls, the Inspiring Stories of the Lives of George Washington, John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Robert E. Lee, George

True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans; Telling in Simple Language Suited to Boys and Girls, the Inspiring Stories of the Lives of George Washington, John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Robert E. Lee, George

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... places in the neighborhood. People used to go there to talk and gossip with the "Henry boys," as they called them. No other place was so entertaining, or such a jolly good place to go. Every Saturday afternoon and almost every night found quite a throng of men and boys seated before the storedoor in the summertime, or on goods boxes around the store in the winter, in animated conversation. No matter where else they might go, they never talked like they did in the " Henry boys' " store; the reason of it was this: Patrick Henry, while he did little talking himself, every time he could get a crowd together began to ask somebody questions about some matter of history or something of common interest. He would carry his questions from one to another, around the company, until he would get them into a lively debate which often ended in quarrels and sometimes in a fist-fight, for they were great fighters in those days. But no matter what they were doing, whether engaged in heated discussion or pommeling each other with their fists, Patrick was watching them and studying human nature. You remember that he formerly studied the woods, the birds, the brooks and the things he found in the forest. He was now studying men, and how they might be moved to good or bad deeds by speech. Perhaps he had no thought of ever becoming a great orator. He studied human nature because he loved to be doing it, and he thus gained a knowledge of men which afterwards enabled him to control them so powerfully with his wonderful eloquence. During this period at the store, Patrick also began to read books of history. He particularly loved to study the lives of the grand old Greek and Roman heroes. He read all the orations of that wonderful orator, Demosthenes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563069
  • 9781236563064