The British Cicero; Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches in the English Language: Arranged Under Three Distinct Heads of Popular, Parliamentary, and Judicial Oratory: with Historical Illustrations; to which is Prefixed, An Introduction to the Study and Practice of Eloquence, Volume 2 (Google eBook)
Thomas Browne (LL.D.)
Birch and Small, 1810 - Oratory
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Page 40 - The people we at first despised as rebels, but whom we now acknowledge as enemies, are abetted against you, supplied with every military store, their interests consulted, and their ambassadors entertained by your inveterate enemy ; and our ministers do not, and dare not, interpose with dignity or effect. The desperate state of our army abroad is in part known. No man more highly esteems and honors the English troops than I do : I know their virtue and their valor : I know they can achieve anything...