The Language of America (Volume 2); Lessons in Elementary English for Adults
General Books, 2010 - 52 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...well as in the United States. We may be sure that Lafayette loved America, for he named his son George Washington Lafayette. When Lafayette made his last visit to the United States, in 1824, he was greatly pleased to see what a wonderful republic he had helped to build. He did not find Washington alive. He visited his grave in great sorrow. There, on bended knees, he wept bitterly. Every American schoolboy reads about Lafayette's visit to Washington's grave. No good American can forget Lafayette. Although a hundred and fifty years have passed, the name and memory of Lafayette are dear to Americans. When the American Army arrived in France to enter the World War, General Pershing went at once to this great man's grave. "Lafayette," he said, "we have come." France and America both have this one same hero. Both countries are very proud of Lafayette. DAVID LIVINGSTONE, 1813-1873 About a hundred years ago the world knew very little about Africa. It was then thought of only as a place where negroes could be kidnaped by cruel, greedy men from England, America, and other countries, and sold as slaves. The first white man to go into the heart of Africa was David Livingstone. He taught the world a great deal about that continent. He led his native country, England, to drive out of Africa these kidnapers of the negro. He did more, perhaps, than any other man in all the world to put an end to slavery in every civilized country. This great man was a poor boy who had to earn his own living and pay for his own education. When only ten years old he began work in a cotton factory. By day he worked, and at night he studied and went to night school. It was a great struggle, but he never gave up. After many years of hardships and selfsacrifice, he finished ...
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