A Sketch of the Tour of General Lafayette, on His Late Visit to the United States, L824: Comprising the Addresses of the Town and City Authorities, with the Answers of the General: Annexed to Which, are Biographical Notices of His Life: Together with Some of the Most Approved Specimens of Poetry, Addressed to Him on His Arrival

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Σελίδα 57 - They will recollect with profound emotions, so long as they remain worthy of the liberties they enjoy, and of the exertions you made to obtain them, that you came to them in the darkest period of their struggle; that you linked your fortune with theirs, when it seemed almost hopeless; that you shared in the dangers, privations and sufferings of that bitter struggle; nor quitted them for a moment till it was consummated on the glorious field of Yorktown. Half a century has elapsed since...
Σελίδα 93 - In your youth you joined the standard of three millions of people, raised in an unequal and uncertain conflict. In your advanced age you return and are met by ten millions of people, their descendants, whose hearts throng hither to greet your approach and rejoice in it.
Σελίδα 57 - ... in the new world. The people of the United States look up to you as to one of their most honored parents — the country cherishes you as one of the most beloved of her sons. I hope and trust, Sir, that not only the present, but...
Σελίδα 6 - Whereas the Marquis de la Fayette out of his great zeal to the cause of liberty in which the United States are engaged, has left his family and connexions and at his own expense come over to offer his services to the United States without pension or particular allowance, and is anxious to risk his life in our cause — Resolved that his service be accepted, and that in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major general in the army of the...
Σελίδα 41 - Fayette was planned independently by two adventurers, and that it was not a plot laid by the secret agents of France, in which the garrison of Olmutz at least was concerned, if it were not more widely extended; and upon their trial, the sole fact of having attempted to rescue a state prisoner was alleged against them. This fact being proved, they were remanded to their prison, to await the sentence which was to be pronounced against them by the supreme magistrate They were now, however, permitted...
Σελίδα 57 - Your only contemporaries in arms, of whom indeed but few remain, have not forgot, and their posterity will never forget, the young and gallant Frenchman who consecrated his youth, his talents, his fortune and his exertions, to their cause — who exposed his life — who shed his blood, that they might become free and happy.
Σελίδα 100 - Professors and other officers, the candidates for the academic honors of this day, and the students, tender you their respectful, their affectionate salutations. We greet you with peculiar pleasure at this literary festival, gratified that you regard the occasion with interest, and espouse the attachment, which, as members of a republic, we cannot fail to cherish to the cause of learning and education. As a man, sustaining his part through various scenes, prosperous and adverse, of an eventful life,...
Σελίδα 169 - And art thou, then, dear Hero come? And do our eyes behold the man, Who nerved his arm and bared his breast For us, ere yet our life began? For us...
Σελίδα 11 - May this immense temple of freedom ever stand a lesson to oppressors, an example to the oppressed, a sanctuary for the rights of mankind And may these happy United States attain that complete splendor and prosperity which will illustrate the blessings ol their Government, and for ages to come rejoice the departed souls of its founders.
Σελίδα 18 - ... to his country, a bright untarnished model of the true, pure, incorruptible constitutionalists of 1789 ; — whose views for the liberty and happiness of their country had been successively and effectually frustrated, by the sordid selfishness of antiquated privilege, by the factious intrigues of sanguinary democracy, and by the aspiring views of bold, boundless, and despotic ambition.

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