The Academical Speaker: A Selection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from Ancient and Modern Authors (Google eBook)

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Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1830 - Speeches, addresses, etc - 321 pages
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Page 77 - Liberty first, and Union afterwards, but everywhere, spread all over in characters of living light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they float over the sea and over the land, and in every wind under the whole heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every true American heart, Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable," God grant it, God grant it!
Page 79 - Strike -till the last armed foe expires ; Strike for your altars and your fires ; Strike for the green graves of your sires ; God and your native land...
Page 179 - once again he cried, " If I may yet be gone ? " And but the booming shots replied, And fast the flames rolled on.
Page 215 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Page 257 - Not as the conqueror comes, They, the true-hearted, came; Not with the roll of the stirring drums, And the trumpet that sings of fame; Not as the flying come, In silence and in fear; They shook the depths of the desert gloom With their hymns of lofty cheer.
Page 79 - That close the pestilence, are broke, And crowded cities wail its stroke, Come in consumption's ghastly form The earthquake shock the ocean storm Come when the heart beats high and warm, With banquet-song, and dance, and wine And thou art terrible the tear, The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier ; And all we know, or dream, or fear Of agony, are thine.
Page 69 - THE stately homes of England, How beautiful they stand, Amidst their tall ancestral trees, O'er all the pleasant land ! The deer across their greensward bound Through shade and sunny gleam, And the swan glides past them with the sound Of some rejoicing stream.
Page 75 - Massachusetts she needs none. There she is behold her, and judge for yourselves. There is her history the world knows it by heart. The past, at least, is secure. There is Boston, and Concord, and Lexington, and Bunker Hill ; and there they will remain forever.
Page 142 - What the devil good can passion do? Passion is of no service, you impudent, insolent, overbearing reprobate! There, you sneer again! don't provoke me! but you rely upon the mildness of my temper you do, you dog! you play upon the meekness of my disposition! Yet take care the patience of a saint may be overcome at last!
Page 76 - I profess, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept steadily in view the prosperity and honor of the whole. country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to that Union we owe our safety at home, and our consideration and dignity abroad.

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