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Greek Prose Composition: For Use in Colleges (Classic Reprint)
Edward Henry Spieker
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abstract accusative action Alexander aorist appear asked Athenians become bring carried clause command condition consider construction death deed desire English especially expressed fact fear frequently friends future give given Greek hand honor imperfect indicative infinitive intr judge kind king land latter less live look means mind named naturally negative never noun object omit once one's optative oratio participle pass passive past Persians person present principal Prof prose punished question reason regularly relative rendered rule seems sense sent sentence slaves sometimes soon speak statement subjunctive tell tense things thought told took translation truth verb wish wrong young άν εις εν και λέγω οι ου ουκ περί ποιείν ποιώ ταύτα το υδ
Page 202 - You cannot conciliate America by your present measures. You cannot subdue her by your present, or by any measures. What, then, can you do? You cannot conquer; you cannot gain; but you can address; you can lull the fears and anxieties of the moment into an ignorance of the danger that should produce them.
Page 202 - In a just and necessary war, to maintain the rights or honor of my country, I would strip the shirt from my back to support it. But in such a war as this, unjust in its principle, impracticable in its means, and ruinous in its consequences, I would not contribute a single effort, nor a single shilling.
Page 203 - ... country, I would strip the shirt from my back to support it. But in such a war as this, unjust in its principle, impracticable in its means, and ruinous in its consequences, I would not contribute a single effort, nor a single shilling. I do not call for vengeance on the heads of those who have been guilty : I only recommend to them to make their retreat. Let them walk off; and let them make haste, or they may be assured that speedy and condign punishment will overtake them.
Page 217 - The supreme power cannot take from any man any part of his property without his own consent. For the preservation of property being the end of government, and that for which men enter into society, it necessarily supposes and requires that the people should have property, without which they must be...
Page 196 - I might be in some degree useful in investigating and discovering the truth respecting this most extraordinary murder. It has seemed to be a duty incumbent on me, as on every other citizen, to do my best and my utmost to bring to light the perpetrators of this crime. Against the prisoner at the bar, as an individual, I cannot have the slightest prejudice.
Page 214 - Why, Sir, to be sure when you wish a man to have that belief which you think is of infinite advantage, you wish well to him; but your primary consideration is your own quiet. If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards.
Page 199 - I mean to give peace. Peace implies reconciliation ; and where there has been a material dispute, reconciliation does in a manner always imply concession on the one part or on the other. In this state of things I make no difficulty in affirming that the proposal ought to originate from us.
Page 167 - He came once from his country-house, 'and his own footmen undertook to rob him, and succeeded. They held a flambeau to his throat, and bid him deliver his purse; he did so, and coming home told his friends he had been robbed; they desired to know the particulars, 'Ask my servants...
Page 206 - ... part, or the whole of their substance, without even asking their consent. And yet, whoever pretends, that the late acts of the British parliament, for taxing America, ought to be deemed binding upon us, must admit at once, that we are absolute slaves, and have no property of our own ; or else, that we may be freemen, and, at the same time, under a...
Page 201 - Conscious of his own weight and importance, his conduct in Parliament would be directed by nothing but the constitutional duty of a peer. He would consider himself as a guardian of the laws. Willing to support the just measures of government, but determined to observe the...