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" We have followed precedents as long as they could guide us ; now we must make precedents for the ages which are to succeed us. If we are frightened from our object by the money we have spent, the current prices of United States stocks show that we value... "
Pages from an old volume of life. A collection of essays 1857-1881 - Page 111
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
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Memoirs of the Reign of George III to the Session of Parliament ..., Volume 2

William Belsham - 1795 - 496 pages
...with Great Britain,, a leading member rose up and said, "I should advise persisting in our struggle, though it were revealed from heaven that nine hundred and ninety-nine were to perish in the contest, and one only of a thousand to survive, and retain his liberty. " The last resolution...
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Memoirs of the Reign of George III to the Session of Parliament ..., Volume 2

William Belsham - 1795 - 374 pages
...Britain, a leading Member rofe up and a ' faid, faid, " I fhould advife perfifting in our ftruggle, though it were revealed from Heaven that nine hundred and ninety-nine were to perifh in the conteft, and one only of a thoufand to furvive and retain his liberty." The laft refolution...
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Sketches of Universal History, Sacred and Profane, from the Creation of the ...

Frederick Butler - 1819 - 412 pages
...of the congress, the spirit of the day was expressed by that old patriot, Samuel Adams of Boston : " I should advise persisting in our struggle for liberty,...ninety-nine were to perish, and only one of a thousand to survive, and retain his liberty. One such free man, must possess more virtue, and enjoy more happiness,...
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Sketches of Universal History, Sacred and Profane: From the Creation of the ...

Frederick Butler - 1822 - 440 pages
...day was expressed by that old patriot, Samuel Adams, of Boston : " I should advise persisting incur struggle for liberty, though it were revealed from...ninety-nine were to perish, and only one of a thousand to survive, and retain his liberty. One such free man, must possess more virtue, and enjoy more happiness,...
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Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American ...

Benson John Lossing - 1848 - 414 pages
...utterance of strong encouragement to the fainthearted. " I should advise," said he, on one occasion, " persisting in our struggle for liberty, though it...a thousand were to survive and retain his liberty! One such freeman must possess more virtue, and enjoy more happiness, than a thousand slaves; and let...
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Orators of the American Revolution

Elias Lyman Magoon - 1848 - 492 pages
...in Congress against an open rupture with Britain, Samuel Adams, rising slowly from his seat, said, " I should advise persisting in our struggle for liberty,...hundred and ninety-nine were to perish, and only one freeman of a thousand survive and retain his liberty. That one freeman must possess more virtue and...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 3

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1851 - 854 pages
...though it were revealed from Heaven that uiue hundred and ninety-nine were to perSA.llUEL ADAMS. ish, and only one of a thousand were to survive, and retain his liberty! One such freeman must possess more virtue, and enjoy more happiness, than a thousand slaves; and let...
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The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution ; Or, Illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Benson John Lossing - 1852 - 948 pages
...this occasion that Samuel Adams, regarding the proposition as a concession to tyranny/exclaimed, " I should advise persisting in our struggle for liberty,...a thousand were to survive and retain his liberty ! One such freeman must possess more virtue and enjoy more happiness than a thousand slaves ; and let...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 3

1852 - 880 pages
...opposed it, he exclaimed, "I should advise persisting in our struggle for liberty and independence, though it were revealed from Heaven that nine hundred and ninety-nine were to perSAMTEL ADAMS. ish, and only one of a thousand were to survive, and retain hie liberty! One such...
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Our Countrymen: Or, Brief Memoirs of Eminent Americans

Benson John Lossing - 1855 - 418 pages
...independent states;" and when some members faltered through fear of failure, the stern Puritan exclaimed, " I should advise persisting in our struggle for liberty,...a thousand were to survive, and retain his liberty I One such free man must possess more virtue, and enjoy more happiness, than a thousand slaves; and...
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