History Of Oratory And Orators

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Page 90 - not a .shilling! Let the Colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government, and they will cling and grapple to you. These are ties which, though light as air, are strong as links of iron. But let it once be understood that your government may be one thing and their privileges
Page 360 - If this bill passes, it is my deliberate opinion that it is virtually a dissolution of the Union ; that it will free the States from their moral obligation, and as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, definitely to prepare for a separation—amicably if they can, violently if they must.
Page 344 - the extant world. The tanned complexion, that amorphous crag-like face ; the dull black eyes under the precipice of brows, like dull anthracite furnaces, needing only to be blown ; the mastiff-mouth, accurately closed:—I have not traced as much of silent Berserkir-rage, that I remember of, in any other man. ' I guess I should not like to be your
Page 354 - conjecture where we now are. I ask for the reading of the resolution.' " There wanted no more to enchain the attention. There was a spontaneous, though silent, expression of eager approbation, as the orator concluded these opening remarks. And while the clerk read the resolution, many attempted the impossibility of getting
Page 59 - the charge is too trifling to be confuted ; and deserves only to be mentioned that it may be despised. I am at liberty, like every other man, to use my own language; and though I may, perhaps, have some ambition,—yet to please this gentleman, I shall not lay myself under any restraint, nor
Page 373 - this is a consummation over which tears of pious sympathy will be shed ages after the glories of the forum and the senate are forgotten. ' His sufferings ended with the day, Yet lived he at its close ; And breathed the long, long night away, In statue-like repose.
Page 103 - neither give them quarter nor take it ! I am here to lay the shattered remains of my constitution on the floor of this house, in defence of the liberties of my country. "The right honourable gentleman has said that this was not my place—that instead of having a voice in the councils of my country, I
Page 287 - cried the Speaker; " treason ! treason ! " echoed from every part of the house. Henry faltered not for an instant, but rising to a loftier attitude, and fixing on the Speaker an eye of the most determined fire, finished his sentence with the firmest emphasis]—may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most
Page 103 - debt of gratitude to my country, that conferred a great reward for past services, which, I am proud to say, was not greater than my desert. I have returned to protect that constitution, of which I was the parent and the founder, from the assassination of such men as the
Page 360 - federal bonds and obligations, " and that as it will be, the right of all (the States) so it will be the duty of some, to prepare definitely for a separation—amicably if they can, violently if they must.

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