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" Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men engaged in a great and... "
The Delaware Register and Farmers' Magazine - Page 327
edited by - 1839
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The Republican Compiler: Comprising a Series of Scientific, Descriptive ...

A citizen of Pittsburgh - 1818 - 276 pages
...towards the majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Ma. PRESIDENT, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of ttfat syren, till she traduces our judgements. Is it the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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The London Magazine, Volume 5

1822 - 734 pages
...warns his country, was as yet only " a distant speck in the horizon." Sir (said he), it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. But is this the part of wise men, engaged in a struggle for liberty ? For myself, I have but one lamp...
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A New American Biographical Dictionary; Or, Remembrancer of the Departed ...

Thomas Jones Rogers - 1823 - 376 pages
...majesty of Heaven, which he revered above all earthly kings. "Mr. President," said he, "it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...the song of that syren, till she transforms us into heasts. Is this," he asked, "the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty...
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The Mental Guide: Being a Compend of the First Principles of Metaphysics ...

1828 - 394 pages
...towards the majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...truth, and listen to the song of that syren, till she seduces our judgments. Is it the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty...
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The Common School Manual: A Regular and Connected Course of Elementary ...

Montgomery Robert Bartlett - 1828 - 426 pages
...di-rec-to-ry LESSON 34. Patrick Henry's War Speech. 1. Mr. President, It is natural for man to indulge in tbe illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of the Syrian till she transforms us into beasts. But is this the part of wise men, engaged in an arduous...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - 1828 - 264 pages
...down my arms — never — never — never. SPEECH OF PATRICK HENRY. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes * Sir Jeffrey (now lord) Amherst. t General Burgoyne's army. against a painful truth — and listen...
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The Academical Speaker: A Selection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from ...

Benjamin Dudley Emerson - 1831 - 356 pages
...to the cause of Washington. EXTRACT mOM PATRICK HENRY'S SPEECH BEFORE THE LEGISLA TUKE OP VIRGINIA. MR. PRESIDENT — It is natural for man to indulge...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men engaged in a great and arduous...
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The Academical Speaker: A Selection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from ...

Benjamin Dudley Emerson - 1831 - 356 pages
...Washington. EXTRACT FRO.W PATRICK HENRY'S SPEECH BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE OF VIRGINIA. MR. PRESIDENT—It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men engaged in a great and arduous...
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The American Manual, Or, New English Reader: Consisting of Exercises in ...

Moses Severance - 1832 - 312 pages
...the Majesty of Heaven, which he revered above all earthly kings. 3. " Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions' of hope. We are apt...painful truth, and listen to the song of that syren, b till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous'...
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - 1832 - 490 pages
...of Heaven, which he revered above all earthly kings." "Mr. President," said he, " it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...a painful truth — and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this," he asked, " the part of wise men, engaged in a...
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