Classified Models of Speech Composition: Ninety-five Complete Speeches

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Century Company, 1926 - 849 sayfa
 

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Sayfa 400 - A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political Independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike.
Sayfa 485 - If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those Divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?
Sayfa 485 - The Almighty has his own purposes. ' Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.
Sayfa 154 - This study renders men acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries, the people, more simple, and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance ; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle. They augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.
Sayfa 153 - In no country, perhaps, in the world is the law so general a study. The profession itself is numerous and powerful ; and in most provinces it takes the lead. The greater number of the deputies sent to the congress were lawyers. But all who read, and most do read, endeavor to obtain some smattering in that science.
Sayfa 188 - We ought to elevate our minds to the greatness of that trust to which the order of Providence has called us. By adverting to the dignity of this high calling, our ancestors have turned a savage wilderness into a glorious empire; and have made the most extensive, and the only honorable conquests ; not by destroying, but by promoting the wealth, the number, the happiness, of the human race.
Sayfa 329 - They tell us, sir, that we are weak, unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house...
Sayfa 477 - I now reiterate these sentiments ; and in doing so I only press upon the public attention the most conclusive evidence of which the' case is susceptible, that the property, peace, and security of no section are to be in anywise endangered by the now incoming administration.
Sayfa 191 - If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never — never — never.
Sayfa 484 - The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself, and it is. I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to alL With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.

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