The Hundred Boston Orators Appointed by the Municipal Authorities and Other Public Bodies, from 1770 to 1852: Comprising Historical Gleanings, Illustrating the Principles and Progress of Our Republican Institutions

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J. P. Jewett, 1852 - 694 páginas
 

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Página 480 - Mr. Palfrey published his own autobiography in a letter to a friend, with this motto on the title-page: " Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, thy God's, and truth's." We will continue the history of Mr. Palfrey, in his own
Página 421 - his opinions, and we know his character. He would commence with his accustomed directness and earnestness : " ' Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote. It is true, indeed, that, in the beginning, we
Página 356 - take the instant by the forward top ; For we are old, and on our quick'st decrees The inaudible and noiseless foot of time Steals, ere we can effect them." Mr. Savage is a man of untiring industry. He prepared the index to the Ancient Charter and Laws of Massachusetts Bay. and revised the work for the press, published in 1814. He edited
Página 421 - of that plighted faith fall to the ground. For myself, having, twelve months ago, in this place, moved you that George Washington 36* be appointed commander of the forces, raised or to be raised, for defence of American liberty, may my
Página 408 - which he had often on his lips, entitled the Winged Worshippers, and addressed to two swallows that flew into a church during divine service: " Gay, guiltless pair, What seek ye from the fields of heaven ? Ye have no need of prayer, — Te have no sins to be forgiven.
Página 83 - aged nine years. He left no descendant. The quaint conceit of Lord Bacon may be applied to Hancock: " Surely, man shall see the noblest works and foundations have proceeded from childless men, who have sought to express the images of their minds where those of their bodies have failed; so the care of posterity is most in them that hare no posterity.
Página 420 - While we stand on our old ground, and insist on redress of grievances, we know we are right, and are not answerable for consequences. Nothing, then, can be imputable to us. But if we now change our object, carry our pretensions further, and set up for absolute independence, we
Página 421 - I know we do not mean to submit. We never shall submit. Do we intend to violate that most solemn obligation ever entered into by men, that plighting, before God, of our sacred
Página 287 - Could he look with affection and veneration to such a country as his parent ? The sense of having one would die within him. He would blush for his patriotism, if he retained any; and justly, for it would be a vice. He would be a banished man in his native land. " I see no exception to the respect that is
Página 237 - Andrew Jackson, he wrote to a friend, saying, " One of the most pathetic and terrible passages in that masterpiece of Shakspeare and of the drama is that exclamation of the dying Hamlet: ' 0 God ! Horatio, what a wounded name Things standing thus unknown shall live behind me !' I cannot describe to you the thrill with which I first read these lines, generalizing the thought as one of

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