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" President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men engaged in a great and arduous... "
Humorous Sketches and Addresses - Page 18
by John P. Burt - 1879 - 159 pages
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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

1870
...VIRGINIA, MARCH, 1776. . "T%/FR. PRESIDENT,— It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hops. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in the great and arduous...
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The Book of Oratory: Compiled for the Use of Colleges, Academies, and the ...

Mother Angela Gillespie, Member of the Order of the Holy Cross - Elocution - 1871 - 648 pages
...structure of the sentences which make them ut great service for a pupil in declaiming."] MR. PRESIDENT, it is natural for man to indulge in the illusions...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is it the part of wise men, engaged in the great and arduous...
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Candlelight

Gyeorgos C. Hatonn - 1993 - 223 pages
...enemies. William Tyler Page * * * A CALL TO ARMS PATRICK HENRY. 1775 Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed...
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The Illusions of Love

Kasey Michaels - Fiction - 1994 - 342 pages
...trademarks of Simon & Schuster Inc. Printed in the USA To Nora Scheidler . . . All it takes is a dream! It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. Patrick Henry PROLOGUE HOPES 1814 An illusion which makes me happy is worth a verity which drags me...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...His lasting fame, however, derives from this fiery speech in 1 775, with its world-famous peroration. It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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Great Preaching on Patriotism

Curtis Hutson - Patriotism - 2000 - 256 pages
...toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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The Principles of Literature: A Guide for Readers and Writers

Christina Myers-Shaffer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 392 pages
...speech. An allusion to: Mark 8:18 Liberty or Death by Patrick Henry Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American ...

John Grafton - History - 2000 - 96 pages
...toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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Gertrude Stein, Writer and Thinker

Claudia Franken - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 393 pages
...in "Possessive Case." The other one, a lopped-off segment in the text, reads: It is natural for men to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death. Is it that we among the number of those who see not...
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