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Harper, 1883 - 199 pages

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Page 134 - that he had ever heard—all that he had ever read —when compared with it dwindled into nothing, and vanished like vapour before the sun.' Mr. Pitt acknowledged that it surpassed all the eloquence of ancient or of modern times, and possessed everything that genius or art could furnish to agitate and control the
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