John Hancock: A Character Sketch

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Instructor Publishing Company, 1898 - 116 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 72 - They nourished up by YOUR indulgence! — they grew by your neglect of them. As soon as you began to care about them, that care was. exercised in sending persons to rule them...
Σελίδα 68 - I have the most animating confidence that the present noble struggle for liberty will terminate gloriously for America. And let us play the man for our God, and for the cities of our God; while we are using the means in our power, let us humbly commit our righteous cause to the great Lord of the Universe, who loveth righteousness and hateth iniquity. And having secured...
Σελίδα 73 - LIBERTY to recoil within them: men promoted to the highest seats of justice, some who, to my knowledge, were glad, by going to a foreign country, to escape being brought to the bar of a Court of Justice in their own.
Σελίδα 31 - The hour of destruction or manly opposition to the machinations of tyranny stares you in the face.
Σελίδα 36 - But permit me here to suggest a general congress of deputies, from the several houses of assembly on the continent, as the most effectual method of establishing such an union as the present posture of our affairs requires. At such a congress, a firm foundation may be laid for the security of our rights and liberties...
Σελίδα 73 - However superior to me in general knowledge and experience the respectable body of this House may be, yet I claim to know more of America than most of you, having seen...
Σελίδα 67 - How dare you breathe that air which wafted to the ear of heaven the groans of those who fell a sacrifice to your accursed ambition ? But if the laboring earth doth not expand her jaws; if the air you breathe is not commissioned to be the minister of death; yet, hear it and tremble! The eye of heaven penetrates the darkest chambers of the soul, traces the leading...
Σελίδα 67 - Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear; let not the heaving bosom cease to burn with a manly indignation at the barbarous story...
Σελίδα 73 - They protected by your arms ! They have nobly taken up arms in your defence ; have exerted a valor, amidst their constant and laborious industry, for the defence of a country whose frontier was drenched in blood, while its interior parts yielded all its little savings to your emoluments. And, believe me ; remember I this day told you so, that the same 'spirit of freedom which actuated that people at first, will accompany them still.
Σελίδα 69 - I wandered through the lofty halls Trod by the Percys of old fame, And traced upon the chapel walls Each high, heroic name, From him who once his standard set Where now, o'er mosque and minaret, Glitter the Sultan's crescent moons; To him who, when a younger son, Fought for King George at Lexington A major of dragoons.

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