The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution, Consisting of Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue, Drawn Chiefly from the Most Approved Writers of Great Britain and America ...
S. Babcock, 1844 - 504 pages
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American Anonymous armies arms Athens Banquo battle beauty behold blaze of glory blessings blood Book of Job bosom Bunker's Hill Cæsar cause character citizens conquer crown dare death Demosthenes desolate earth eloquence enemy Epaminondas eternal eternal adamant eyes fathers feel field freedom genius give glorious glory gratitude Greece hand happiness hath heart heaven heroes honorable member hope horror human illustrious immortal immortal song Jugurtha land laws learned friend liberty lives Lord mankind Massachusetts ment mighty mind Missouri moral nation nature never New-England noble oppression patriot peace political principles Procida proud recollection republic republic of love revolution Roman Rome ruins scene Scotland senate sentiment soul South Carolina spirit sublime sufferings sword tell temples thee thing thou throne tion triumph union venerable victory virtue virtuous voice Washington Webster whole wisdom wretched yourselves
Page 96 - For brass I will bring gold ; and for iron I will bring silver ; and for wood, brass ; and for stones, iron.
Page 170 - twas but the wind, Or the car rattling o'er the stony street : On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing hours with flying feet...
Page xiii - Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Page 92 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Page 130 - Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together: yours is as fair a name: Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well. Weigh them, it is as heavy: conjure with 'em, 'Brutus' will start a spirit as soon as 'Caesar'.
Page 130 - If Caesar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain, And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake : 'tis true, this god did shake...
Page 171 - Last noon beheld them full of lusty life, Last eve in Beauty's circle proudly gay ; The midnight brought the signal-sound of strife, The morn the marshalling in arms, the day Battle's magnificently-stern array.
Page 14 - No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging.