The History of Don Francisco de Miranda's Attempt to Effect a Revolution in South America: In a Series of Letters

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Oliver and Munroe, 1808 - 300 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 43 - I, AB, do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I will bear true allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whatsoever; and observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States...
Σελίδα 107 - ... to any deductions. *' And you, brave volunteers of the island, who have nobly come forward to partake with us our honours and to share with us our prosperity, hasten to follow those officers, under whose care you have been already trained, and who are impatient to lead you on to victory and wealth. The gulf that Columbus first discovered and honoured with his presence, will now witness the illustrious actions of your gallant efforts.
Σελίδα 252 - Let me exemplify this observation, by remarking, that here within the United States, which scarcely thirty years ago were colonies engaged in a bloody struggle, for the purpose of shaking off their dependence on the parent state, the attempt to free a colony from the oppressive yoke of its mother country, is called ' audacious, novel and dangerous.
Σελίδα 290 - In general his demeanour is marked by hauteur and distance. When he is angry he loses discretion. He is impatient of contradiction. In discourse he is logical in the management of his thoughts. He appears conversant on all subjects. His iron memory prevents his ever being at a loss for names, dates and authorities.
Σελίδα 280 - He was educated like other young men of the better families in Caraccas, at the schools and university of that city. He never mentioned his teachers, nor his school." He said that he learned Greek after he was forty. Depons observes, that at present, the Spanish youth, sensible of the insufficiency of their education, apply with avidity to the reading of foreign books. It is said Miranda began his travels in the provinces, in early manhood. He entered the army, and was Captain in the regular troops...
Σελίδα 12 - Wight, and shewed him documents, which justified the English captain in allowing our ship to proceed. This event has confirmed our impressions, respecting the nature and objects of this expedition. General Miranda, I think, must have effected the release of...
Σελίδα 289 - Upon the whole without saying he is an elegant, we may pronounce him a handsome man. He has a constant habit of picking his teeth. When sitting he is never perfectly still ; his foot or hand must be moving to keep time with his mind which is always in exercise. He always sleeps a few moments after dinner, and then walks till bed time, which with him is about midnight. He is an eminent example of temperance. A scanty or bad meal .is never regarded by him as a subject of complaint. He uses no ardent...
Σελίδα 4 - We know enough not to be angry with ourselves for joining the undertaking; we imagine and conjecture much. Generally, I can say that we are engaged in an expedition to some part of the Spanish dominions, probably in South America, with a view to assist the inhabitants in throwing off the oppressive yoke of the parent country, and establishing a government for themselves ; upon which, we are told, by our General, they have resolved ; and for which, he says, they are entirely disposed and prepared.
Σελίδα 101 - He speaks with great freedom and asperity of the faults of the different learned professions.

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