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Page 302 - OILMAN, Thomas Jefferson. By JOHN T. MORSE, JR. Daniel Webster. By HENRY CABOT LODGE. Albert Gallatin. By JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS. James Madison.
Page 203 - As an independent nation our honor requires us to have a system of our own, in language as well as government. Great Britain, whose children we are, and whose language we speak, should no longer be our standard ; for the taste of her writers is already corrupted, and her language on the decline.
Page 44 - AN AMERICAN SELECTION of Lessons in reading and speaking, calculated to improve the Minds and refine the Taste of Youth. And also to instruct them in the Geography, History, and Politics of the United States. To which is prefixed Rules in Elocution, and Directions for expressing the principal Passions of the Mind.
Page 193 - ... pronunciation to a certainty; and while it would assist foreigners and our own children in acquiring the language, it would render the pronunciation uniform in different parts of the country and almost prevent the possibility of changes. 2. A substitution of a character that has a certain definite sound / for one that is more vague and indeterminate.
Page 103 - our learning is superficial in a shameful degree, . . . our colleges are disgracefully destitute of books and philosophical apparatus, . . . and I am ashamed to own that scarcely a branch of science can be fully investigated in America for want of books, especially original works.