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TO THE STUDENT The experienced public speaker acquires through long practise hundreds of phrases which he uses over and over again. These are essential to readiness of speech, since they serve to hold his thought well together and enable him to speak fluently even upon short notice. This book is one of practise, not theory. The student should read aloud daily several pages of these phrases, think just what each one means, and whenever possible till out the phrase in his own words. A month's earnest practise of this kind will yield astonishing results.

He should also study the paragraphs, reprinted here from notable speeches, and closely observe the use made of climax and other effects. The phrase and the paragraph are the principal elements in the public speaker's English style, and the student will be amply repaid for any time he devotes to their analysis. GRENVILLE KLEISER


USEFUL PHRASES A further objection to Again, can we doubt Again, we have abundant instances Alas! how often All experience evinces that All that I have been stating hitherto All that is quite true. All this, I know well enough All this is unnatural because All we do know is that Am I mistaken in this? Amid so much that is uncertain And, again, it is to be presumed that And, finally, have not these And, further, all that I have said And hence it continually happens And hence it is that And here, in passing, let us notice And here observe that And if I know anything of And if it is further asked why And I sometimes imagine that And I wish also to say that And, in fact, it is And it is certainly true And it may be admitted that And just here we touch the vital point in And let me here again refer to And now it begins to be apparent And now we are naturally brought on to And now we are told

And pursuing the subject And so again in this day And so, in like manner And strange to say And such, I say, is And the same is true of And the whole point of these observations is And this is manifestly true Any thoughtful man can readily perceive As far as my experience goes As for me, I say As it were At first it does seem as tho At this very moment, there are At times we hear it said. Be it so. Be true to your own sense of right. Believe me, it is quite impossible for But all is not done. But bear in mind that But by no kind of calculation can we But do not tell me that But further still But here we take our stand. But I am not quite sure that But I digress. But I do not desire to obtrude a But I recollect that But I shall go still farther. But I submit whether it But I will not dwell on But I will not pause to point out But if you look seriously at facts But in any case But in fact there is no reason for But is it in truth so easy to But is it rationally conceivable that But it is fitting I should say But, it may be urged, if But lest it should still be argued that But let it be once understood that But let us suppose all these But look at the difference. But my idea of it is But now, I repeat, But now, lastly, let us suppose But now let us turn to But now, on the other hand, could But now some other things are to be noted But somehow all is changed! But the question for us is But to go still further But waiving this assumption But we dwell too long But we have faith that But what is the motive?

But But But But But

what then? with us how changed! why do we speak of you may say truly you must remember

Can there be a better illustration than Can you doubt it? Certainly, I did not know Compare now the case of Did time admit I could show you Does anybody believe that Do you dream that Do not entertain so weak an imagination Do not misunderstand me. Enough has been said of Even apart from the vital question of Everybody has to say that Few people will dispute First, sir, permit me to observe For instance, For instance, there surely is For my part, I can say that I desire For the sake of clearness For this simple reason For what? Fortunately I am not obliged From time to time Happily for us Has the gentleman done? Have we any right to such a He can not do it. Heaven forbid! Hence, I repeat, it is Hence it is that Hence, too, it has often, been said Here I have to speak of Here I wish I could stop. Here it will be objected to me Here let me meet one other question History is replete with How are we to explain this How do you account for I acknowledge the force of I admire the indignation which I admit it. I admit, that if I allude to I am advised that already I am aware that I am distinctly maintaining I am expecting to hear next I am going to suggest

am sure. can not but feel that can not do better than can not even imagine why can not. assume that the argument for assume. to this . am not trying to absolve am obliged to mention am perfectly astounded at am perfectly confident that am perfectly indifferent concerning am persuaded that am quite certain that am sanguine that those who am speaking to-night for myself. as I feel. then. as concerns the ask your attention to this point. that can not believe it. agree with can not very well can scarcely conceive anything carry with me no hostile remembrance. that beg not to be interrupted here beg respectfully to differ from beg to assure you believe I speak the sentiment of believe in it as firmly as believe in the believe you feel. therefore. at least. that am sure you will allow me am sure you will do me the justice am told that the reason am well aware that am willing to admit that appeal to you on behalf of ask how you are going to ask myself ask.I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I am in sympathy with am justified in regarding am led to make one remark am mainly concerned with am myself of opinion that am naturally led on to speak of am no friend to am not arguing the am not ashamed to acknowledge am not complaining of am not denying that am not disposed to deny am not going to attempt to am not here to defend the am not insensible of am not justifying the am not speaking of exceptions. then. certainly do not recommend come now to observe come. then.

and I repeat it have always argued that have another objection to have appealed to the testimony have a right to think that have been interested in hearing have been requested to say a word. do not overlook tho fact that do not pretend to believe do not question this. too. of course. in have no desire in this instance have no doubt that it is have only to add that have read of the have said that have so high a respect for have spoken of have the confident hope that . that grant that there are grant.I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I conclude that it was confess I can not help agreeing with confess my notions are confess that I like to dwell on confess truly dare say dare say to you differ very much from do not absolutely assert do not believe that do not blush to acknowledge do not contend that do not forget that do not know on what pretense do not mean to propose do not mean to say do not mistrust the future. of course. then. do not wish you to suppose that do not yield to any one entirely agree upon this point. that have all along been showing have already alluded to have already said. have heard it said recently have hitherto been adducing instances have indicted have listened with pleasure to have never been able to understand have never fancied that have no confidence. fear I only need refer to firmly believe that grant. do not stand here before you do not think it unfair reasoning to do not vouch for do not want to argue the question of do not wish to be partial.

then. merely sum up share the conviction of should hold myself obliged to should not like to hold the opinion speak in the most perfect honesty speak only for myself. leave it to you to say. marvel that may as well reply may be told that may say further that may take it for granted mention them merely merely indicate must beg leave to dwell a moment must fairly tell you that must now beg to ask myself feel confident often wonder only wish to recognize pass by that. shall. pass. suppose most men will recollect . then.I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I have the strongest reason for have to appeal to you heartily hope and trust hope I have now made it clear that hope you will acquit me of insist that you do not invite you to consider know it is not uncommon for know that there is a difference of know that this will sound strange know well the sentiments of know whereof I speak. from the question of personally doubt whether it plainly and positively state point you to proceed to inquire into quote from read but recently a story really can not think it necessary to recollect that rejoice at the change that remember once when reply with confidence that rest my opinion on said just now see no objection to see no reason to doubt shall ask you one question shall attempt to show shall content myself with asking shall not suffer myself to shall not undertake shall presently show shall sum up what has been said.

perchance. one should say If such a thing were possible If such feelings were ever entertained If such is the fact. then If there is a man here . I venture to assert that I venture to say I venture to think I want to invite your attention to I want to know whether I was astonished to learn I was forcibly struck with one remark I was very much struck with I will allow more than this readily.I take leave to say I take the liberty of I think I am right in saying I think I can demonstrate that I think it impossible that I think it our duty I think it well not to be disputed that I think. not by retort. I will suppose the objection urged I wish I could state I wish to call your attention to I wish to know I wish to say something about I wish to observe that I would not he understood as saying I would not. I think these facts show that I think we should be willing to I trust it will not he considered ungenerous I trust we are not the men to I turn now to another reason why I undertake to say I use the word advisedly. that I think that this is a great mistake. say a word to extenuate If any man were to tell me If any one is so short-sighted If I had my share If I hesitate. but by I will call to mind this I will go no further I will not attempt to note the I will not enter into details I will not go into the evidence of I will not stop to inquire whether I will show you presently I will speak but a word or two more. on the contrary. indeed. it is because If I insist on this point here If I mistake not the sentiment of If I must give an instance of this If I read the signs of the time aright If I were asked what it is that If other evidence be wanting If. I will answer.

let us this respect they are view of these facts. then. and a very real sense answer to this singular theory like manner order to carry out proof of this drift toward proportion as proportion. and said truly. pursuance of these clear and express saying all this. is a very serious question is also to be borne in mind is amazing that there are any among us .If If If If If If In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In Is Is Is Is Is Is It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It we accept at all the argument we are conscious of we find that we resign ourselves to facts you want to find out what you wish the most conclusive proof a broader and a larger sense a sense. has sometimes been remarked that is a common observation that is a curious fact that is a fact patent to any one that is a melancholy fact that is a notorious fact that is a thing commonly said that is a very serious matter. I say the first place there is the last resort the light of these things this connection this point of view. does not appear to me has been maintained that has been more than hinted that has been said. doubtless this situation. then. then. I say what I have to say it fair to say that it not evident that it not quite possible that it said that not that the common sentiment? there any reason for affords me unusual pleasure is but too true that can scarcely be imagined that can not be too often repeated certainly follows. I do not forget something of a parallel such cases support of this claim support of what I have been saying the first place the first place.

however. is not long since I had occasion is not my purpose to discuss is not necessary that I define is not proposed to is not surprizing that is not to be denied that is not told traditionally is not true that is not wonderful that is observable enough is of little consequence is of importance that is of very little importance what is quite true that is related of is singular that is the most extraordinary thing that is to my mind a is true. that is well known that is well that we clearly apprehend is wholly unnecessary is worthy of remark looks to me to be may be a matter of doubt may be shown that may be suggested that may be supposed that may in a measure be true that may not be improper for me to suggest must be borne in mind that must be confest that must be recollected that need hardly be said that remains for us to consider remains to remains to be shown that . however. indeed. indeed.It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It is an additional satisfaction is an undeniable truth that is apparent that is certain that is certainly not sufficient to say is difficult to conceive that is exceedingly unlikely that is historically certain that is in effect the reply of is in quite another kind. commonly said is more difficult to is necessary to account for is no more than fitting that is not a good thing to see is not a wise thing to is not alleged is not chiefly. is. is not for me here to recall is not. however.

first of all. Let me tell you Let me tell you a very interesting story Let no one suppose that Let the truth be said outright Let these instances suffice Let us bear in mind that Let us consider that Let us go a step further. it is due Let it be repeated Let it be for an instant supposed Let me add that Let me ask who there is among us Let me explain myself by saying Let me illustrate Let me instance in one thing only Let me put the subject before you Let me say one word further. I believe that Much has been said of late about My antagonism is only aroused when My answer is. that My belief is that My own opinion is .It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It It reminds me of an anecdote seems a truism to say seems now to be generally admitted should also be remembered that should be remembered so happens that was my good fortune was not so was under these circumstances were foolish to talk of were rash to say will be easy to cite will be found. I am sure. I have no doubt. Moreover. Make no mistake. Let us say frankly Let us see whether Let us stand together. in the second place. Let us look a little at Let us take an example in Let us take. will be observed also that will be well to recall will not surely be objected would be misleading to say would be no less impracticable to would be vain to seek would do no good to repeat would seem that Largely. Men are often doubtful about Moreover.

it will be said that Of no less import is Of the final issue I have no doubt. Need I speak of Neither is it true that Nevertheless. say No one will question No one would take the pains to challenge the No wonder. Over and over again it has been shown that . On the contrary On the one hand On the other hand On the other hand. let me Now perhaps you will ask me Now we come to the question Observe. how else could One fact is clear Only a few days ago Our position is that Our position is unquestionable.Nay. lastly. if you please. then. so arrogant as Nor can we imagine that Nor is this surprizing Nor. mark it. on the other hand. Not so here. further than this. you will see On the whole. that Nobody really doubts that Nor am I. Nothing is more certain than Nothing less. Now apply this to Now do you observe what follows from Now for one moment let us Now I have done. Now. then. with justice. I observe One word more and I have done. No objection can be brought against the No one realizes this more No one will. we must admit Next I give you the opinion of Next I observe that No man who listens to me underrates No matter what No. Now. does this Not a few persons demand Not many words are required to show Not quite so. Once more. that Occasionally it is whispered that Of course. after what I have said. no. believe me. Now. I proceed to examine Now I want to ask whether Now it is evident Now let us observe what Now.

The audacity of the statement is The charge is false. for instance. then. Surely. indeed. That we might have done. again. the case of Take the instance of That is quite obvious. The fact. sir. . The truth of this has not been Then. The least desirable form of The more I consider this question The plea serves well with The point I wish to bring out The problem that presents itself is The question at issue is primarily The question is not The question presented is The question with me is The substance of all this is The time is not far distant when The time is short. is that there is not The fact need not be concealed that The facts are before us all The first point to be ascertained is The language is perfectly plain. this is good and clear reasoning. Surely I do not misinterpret the spirit Surely it is preposterous Surely. is the answer whir I make to Supposing. I am mistaken in Perhaps the reason of this may be Permit me to add another circumstance Permit me to remind you Please remember that if Readily we admit that Since you have suffered me to So far is clear.Perhaps. Such is steadfastly my opinion that Such is the truth. that Some persons have exprest surprize that Something of extravagance there may be in Strange as it may seem Strictly speaking. finally. it is not Such an avowal is not Such is not my theory. Such. The conclusion is irresistible. but So it came naturally about So much for Some men think. then. Take. The contempt that is cast The fact is substantially true.

This is the only remaining alternative. These absurd pretensions They did what they could. then Truly. certainly. There is not a shadow of There is one other point connected with There is one other point to which There is something suggestive in There was a time when none denied it. gentlemen Unless I am wholly wrong Unless I greatly mistake the temper . There are many people nowadays who There are people who tell you that There is a cynicism which There is a word which I wish to say There is another reason why There is another sense in which. I repeat. it may be added To this there can be but one answer. This being the case. This is it's last resort. To show this in fact To sum up. you see To avoid all possibility of being To be sure To-day I have additional satisfaction in To my own mind. likewise.Then. it is To pass from that I notice To take a very different instance To this end we must To this. To show all this is easy and certain. This leads me to the question This relieves me of the necessity of This is clearly perceived by This is especially true of This is essentially a question of This is very different from Tho all this is obvious Thus. you will see This brings me to a point on which This does not mean This expectation was disappointed. There is much force in There is no danger of our overrating the There is no evidence that There is no good reason why There is no mistaking the fact There is no other intelligible answer There is no parallel to There is no sufficient reason for There is none other. To my own mind. This I have already shown This is a great mistake.

to note We should pause to consider We will hear much in these days We will not examine the proof of What are you asked to do? What are you going to do? What can be more intelligible than What do you say to What do we understand by What has become of it? What is more remarkable still What is the answer to all this? What is this but an acknowledgment of What is your opinion? What then remains? What we do say is When all has been said. Who finds fault with these things? Why should an argument be required to prove that Why should it be necessary to confirm Will you tell me how With possibly a single exception With regard to what has been stated Yet it is plain Yet. in our turn. You and I may hold that You can not assert that You can not invent a series of argument You can not say that You do not pretend that You have the authority of You know as well as I do . it is no use to argue. strange to say. first of all. all is said When we contemplate the When we reflect on these sentiments Where there is prejudice. there remains When I look around me When it can be shown that When it is recognized that When that is said.We all remember We are all aware that We are here to discuss We are now able to determine We are told that We can not leave unchallenged the We deny it. must We know they will not We laugh to scorn the idea We look around us We may have an overpowering sense of We may rest assured that We must not propose in We often speak of We ought. We have an instance in We have no right to say We.

to may search the history of tell me that will say that PARAGRAPHS FROM NOTABLE SPEECHES Let me here pause once more to ask whether the book in its genuine state. From "Self-government in Louisiana. as far as we have advanced in it. and give it to you as an entire work. "This nation can not permanently endure half slave and half free. THOMAS LORD ERSKINE. JOHN ALEXANDER LOGAN." * * * * * My countrymen. to take life. it is not liberty but it is license.You You You You You You may object at once. License to do what? License to violate law. From. upon the ethical ideal which presided over its birth--that of the absolute equality of all men in political rights." He saw dearly that American democracy must rest. would advocate this proposition and indorse and encourage this kind of license in a free country. if you will. to trample constitutions under foot. makes the same impression on your minds now as when it was first read to you in detached passages. Lincoln. That divergence from our original ideal produced the pregnant sayings of Mr. and whether." and its corollary. "Ideals in American Politics." * * * * * Indeed. if I were to tear off the first part of it. the first and last passages. we do not now differ in our judgment concerning the . From "Speech in Behalf of Stockdale. would now appear to be so when blended with the interjacent parts? I do not ask your answer--I shall have it in your verdict. to use the bludgeon and the gun or anything else for the purpose of giving themselves power. which have been selected as libels on the Commons. which I hold in my hand. What statesman ever heard of that us a definition of liberty? What man in a civilized age has ever heard of liberty being the unrestrained license of the people to do as they please without any restraint of law or of authority? No man--no. WAYNE MACVEAGH." * * * * * The idea of liberty is license. and say may object that may point. "A house divided against itself can not stand. if it continued to exist. many of the statements we now read of the necessity of the wise governing the weak and ignorant are almost literal reproductions of the arguments advanced by the slaveholders of the South in defence of slavery just preceding the outbreak of the Civil War. to take property. not one--until we found the Democratic party.

From "Inaugural Address. to neutralize and check the dwarfing influences of necessarily narrow careers and necessarily stunted lives. selecting for them the best instructors. I want you to be able--and mark this point--to sympathize with other times. wider. the broad teaching of the poets. and nobler fields of thought. I want the action of the imagination.controversies of past generations. move forward. it is true. JOHN WILLIAM DAWSON. Knowledge. From "On the Cultivation of the Imagination. nor chiefly to that knowledge. and that both races were made equal before the law. to be able to look beyond your own lives and have pleasure in surroundings different from those in which you move. GEORGE JOACHIM GOSCHEN. that slavery was overthrown. Imagine an educated mother training and molding the powers of her children. I do not only want you to know dry facts." * * * * * I wish you. They will surely bless their fathers and their fathers' God that the Union was preserved. to be able to understand the men and women of other countries. by anticipating and accepting its inevitable verdicts? Enterprises of the highest importance to our moral and material well-being invite us. I want you to feel more and live more than you can do if you only know what surrounds yourselves. let us look at the purely educational. is not hereditary. win the grander victories of peace. indeed. leaving behind them the battle-fields of dead issues. and to have the intense enjoyment--an enjoyment which I am sure you would all appreciate--of mental change of scene. rejoicing with them in their successes. and. That is the point which you will see I mean when I ask you to cultivate the imagination. able to take an intelligent interest in their progress in literature and science. We may hasten or we may retard." * * * * * But it is a noteworthy fact that eminent qualities in men may often be traced to similar qualities in their mothers. but high mental qualities are so. and to open up vistas of other worlds. and fifty years hence our children will be divided in their opinions concerning our controversies. I am not only looking to a knowledge of facts. by the aid of the training which I recommend. giving to them in the years of infancy those gentle yet permanent tendencies which are of more account in the formation of character than any subsequent educational influences. But leaving this physiological view. I want to introduce you to other. in the strength of liberty and a restored Union. From "On the Higher Education of Women. of the best writers of other times and other countries. and experience and observation seem to prove that the transmission is chiefly through the mother's side. Let all our people. and. encouraging and aiding them in their difficulties. when refreshing and bracing breezes will stream upon your minds and souls." . the sympathetic study of history and travels. I want the heart to be stirred as well as the intellect. Is it not possible for us now to make a truce with time. and offer ample scope for the employment of our best powers. but we can not prevent the final reconciliation. JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD.

the fate of millions yet unborn. I think I have said enough to prove that if the French have been guilty we have not been innocent. before we give an answer to this question. depend upon the answer. saving always the reputation of honorable men who are not here to defend themselves--let it. no doubt. the context. From "Speech on the Judiciary. in the worst events. and. Let it be the result of calmness and intrepidity. such merit can afford no justification to the selected passages. You will be told that the matters which I have been justifying as legal.* * * * * It only remains to remind you that another consideration has been strongly prest upon you. or others reason to reproach us. THOMAS LORD ERSKINE From "Speech in Behalf of Blockdale. Nothing but determined incredulity can make us deaf and blind to our own acts. the fate of millions now alive." * * * * * Now I think the people ought not to be made to wait for the relief they ." * * * * * But let it now for argument's sake be admitted. for having done too much or too little. and that whatever intrinsic merit parts of the book may be supposed or even admitted to possess." * * * * * Let us pause. be admitted that the gentlemen alluded to acted under the influence of improper motives. let it be dictated by the principles of loyalty and the principles of liberty. will be insisted on in reply. when we are so ready to yield an assent to all the reproaches which are thrown out on the enemy. for argument's sake. are indecent animadversions on authority." * * * * * It is impossible to deny the facts. I say. carry the meaning charged by the information. The fate of us. but I am forced to the task by the use which has been made of the atrocities of the French as an argument against negotiation. From "On the Rejection of Bonaparte's Overtures. CHARLES JAMES FOX. What then? Is a law that has received the varied assent required by the Constitution and is clothed with all the needful formalities thereby invalidated? Can you impair its force by impeaching the motives of any member who voted for it? GOUVERNEUR MORRIS. some of which. It is a painful thing to me. JAMES WILSON. even with. have therefore not been made the subject of complaint. which were so glaring at the time. sir. and even meritorious. to be obliged to go back to these unfortunate periods of the history of this war and of the conduct of this country. sir. to give us reason to reproach ourselves. and upon which reproaches we are gravely told to continue the war. Let it be such as never. and which. From "Vindication of the Colonies.

So we take this excellent life and its results. He only closed one volume of the history of His dealings with this nation. and that. which the Lord. he has finished his course. JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND. anxious to afford them all the relief which they require. THOMAS STARR KING. and helped him to accomplish so much for his country and his race. I believe in the overruling providence of God. at once. And if occasion requires. but he left as a choice a legacy in his Christian example. therefore. and who so abundantly blest his labors. What Mr. How poor a compensation for wrongs to the people will be the victories over our friends! RUFUS CHOATE. and in his unaffected simplicity. therefore. to open another whose pages shall be illustrated with fresh developments of His love and sweeter signs of His mercy. and then go home at the end of this session of Congress. And He who gave him to us. Henceforth there is laid up for him a crown of glory." * * * * * It is of the very essence of true patriotism. regretting that the state of opinion around me puts it out of my power to afford that relief in the form I might prefer. cease all complaining and press forward under new leaders to now achievements. shall give him in that day. in his incorruptible integrity. I say. thanking God for them. an indignation will flame out of its love like that which burst from the lips of Moses when he returned from the mountain and found the people to whom he had revealed the austere Jehovah and for whom he would cheerfully have sacrificed his life worshiping a calf. to be earnest and truthful." * * * * * . From "On the Privilege and Duties of Patriotism. than not to initiate a system or measure of relief at all. weak and weary. that. Lincoln achieved he achieved for us. From "The Necessity of Compromises in American Politics. It will tell a land of its faults as a friend will counsel a companion. and make haste to do all that I can by the shortest way that I can. the righteous Judge. They ought not to be made to suffer while we argue one another out of the recorded and inveterate opinions of our whole lives. than not to relieve at all." * * * * * Our President is dead. Consider how much better it is to relieve them to some substantial extent by this means.have a right to demand. and strive to keep its native land in harmony with the laws of national thrift and power. as in his public deeds. and spend the autumn in trying to persuade them that it was the fault of some of our own friends that nothing was done. if we will appropriate it. He has served us faithfully and well. in permitting the life of our Chief Magistrate to be extinguished. I accommodate myself to my position. He has kept the faith. and the completion of the great work which he who has gone left as a sacred trust upon our hands. to scorn the flatterer's tongue. will not permit the country which He saved to perish. It will speak as honestly as the physician advises a patient. From "Eulogy of Abraham Lincoln. for myself. and.

" * * * * * He knew full well and displayed in his many splendid speeches and addresses that one unerring purpose of freedom and of union ran through her whole history.Patriotism says. that all the generations. and says it in the interest of peace and economy and final fraternity. had contributed to make the country that he served and loved. And I would here. THOMAS STARR KING." GEORGE FRISBIE HOAR. From "On the Privilege and Duties of Patriotism. earnestly implore that sympathy with political sufferers should not be merely telescopic in its character. the Lord do so to me. or to return from following after thee. preached. From "Oration on Rufus Choate. or alienation. or distrust. or may linger among us now. that all the struggles. and that . "Where thou diest. I believe that of our forty-five States there are no two who. are born of ignorance and will be dispelled by knowledge. the gospel of Nationality. From "Address at the Banquet of the New England Society. Fight till they shall know that they kick against fate and the resistless laws of the world! Patriotism calls on the Cabinet and the head of the nation and the generals who give tone to the campaign to forget the customs and interests of peace till we shall gain it by the submission of the rebels and the shredding of their last banner into threads. that they will gladly submit again to the rule which makes the republic one and blesses all portions with protection and with bounty. in season and out of season. and more also. JOSEPH HODGES CHOATE. all the yearnings for national life. that there was no accident in it all." Fight. all the soul-trials. I believe that whatever estrangements may have existed in the past. tho. and thy God my God. but each would utter to the other the words of the Jewish daughter. marched to one measure and followed one flag. from the _Mayflower_ down. all the prayers and the tears. thy people shall be my people. on such a scale that there will be no need of holding them. will I die. all the fear of God. without any reference to my own case." * * * * * For myself. of more than two centuries. too. and where thou lodgest. if aught but death part me and thee." * * * * * I leave these fellows and turn for a moment to their victims. and there will I be buried. all the self-sacrifice. "distance lending enchantment to the view". if they could meet in the familiarity of the intercourse. in that most exquisite of idylls which has come down to us almost from the beginning of time: "Entreat me not to leave thee. in the fulness of personal knowledge. would not only cease to entertain any bitterness. for whither thou guest. He. "Fight and conquer even at the risk of holding them for a generation under the yoke. I will go. I will lodge.

The course of events is incessant. then. In this wise shall we build a work in accord with the will of Him who is daily fashioning the world to a higher destiny. word. From "Legality of Arrest. if one evil action deserves eternal damnation." * * * * * We are not only to do some things. so his interest in political affairs must precede all others. and as the American scholar is a man and has a voice in his own government. From "The Duty of the American Scholar. the bad deed is done. let it clash. since it will insure the increasing glory and well-being of mankind through all ages. a work resting at no point upon wrong or injustice. you can speak peace to your hearts. you must be brought to . I would in all sincerity suggest that humane and well-meaning men who exert themselves for the remission of the death-penalty as a mercy would rather implore that the doom of solitary and silent captivity should be remitted to the more merciful doom of an immediate relief from suffering by immediate execution--the opportunity of an immediate appeal from man's cruelty to God's justice. Therefore. He must be a perpetual inspiration of freedom in politics.when your statesmen sentimentalize upon. and when the good deed is slighted. go straight forward to our duty." * * * * * Do you ask me our duty as scholars? Gentlemen. STEPHEN JOSEPH MEANY. and your journalists denounce. and we are to continue so to do. his retirement. the scholar must have liberty first of all. far-away tyrannies--the horrors of Neapolitan dungeons--the abridgment of personal freedom in continental countries--the exercise of arbitrary power by irresponsible authority in other lands--they would turn their eyes homeward and examine the treatment and the sufferings of their own political prisoners. a work which all mankind will be interested in preserving in every age. He must build his house before he can live in it. whether in thought. his study. IGNATIUS DONNELLY. his taste. but everywhere reposing upon truth and justice. There is no intellectual or moral life without liberty. which is a privilege in a monarchy. which the scholar represents. how many hells. is a duty in a republic If it clash with his case. but we are to do all things. is life and liberty. according to the covenant of works. He must recognize that the intelligent exercise of political rights. And if one evil thought. do every one of us deserve whose lives have been one continued rebellion against God! Before ever. as a man must breathe and see before he can study. taking heed of nothing but the right. therefore. GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS. From "Reconstruction. deserves eternal death at the hand of God. my friends. thought. but let him do his duty." * * * * * Let us. or deed. if one evil word. so that the least deviation from the moral law.

and establishes solid confidence on the foundations of affection and gratitude. Ere the modest violets of early spring shall ope their beauteous eyes the genius of civilization may chant the wailing requiem of the proudest nationality the world has ever seen. the spotless integrity. the house to which the north star led the trembling fugitive. disgraceful necessity. the radiant figure passing swiftly through the streets. the absolutely unselfish. devotion of . that great scene of his youth in Faneuil Hall. from sound and rational policy. with every fiber quivering with the agony of impotent despair. That you should first concede is obvious. this humiliating. like the song of Orpheus. writhes beneath the conquering heel of her loathed invader. "On the Method of Grace. I pledge myself for it that you will in the end repeal them. the wide republic will confess the benediction of a life like this. regal with royalty beyond that of kings.see." * * * * * Among her noblest children his native city will cherish him. for that is your true dignity. to peace. and gladly own that if with perfect faith and hope assured America would still stand and "bid the distant generations hail. heroic even in your heroic story. the surrender of ambition. With a dignity becoming your exalted situation make the first advances to concord. the ceaseless charity untold. I stake my reputation on it. the all-embracing humanity. then. all these. Concession comes with better grace and more salutary effect from superior power. Avoid. From Speech on "Duluth. JAMES PROCTOR KNOTT. the consecration of a life hidden with God in sympathy with man--these. the strong sustaining heart of private friendship. The plain house in which he lived--severely plain." For aught I know the next flash of electric fire that simmers along the ocean cable may tell us that Paris. It reconciles superiority of power with the feelings of men." the inspiration of her national life must be the sublime moral courage. You will repeal them. and happiness. and only the large outlines of lofty American characters and careers remain. oppressive acts. plain as the house from which it came. what a dreadful thing it is to depart from the living God. But not yours alone! As years go by. LORD CHATHAM. They must he repealed. From Sermon. brought to believe." * * * * * I say we must necessarily undo these violent. the mighty agitation and the mighty triumph with which his name is forever blended. I will consent to be taken for an idiot if they are not finally repealed. Ere another moon shall wax and wane the brightest star in the galaxy of nations may fall from the zenith of her glory never to rise again. will live among your immortal traditions. to act with prudence and justice. the eloquence which. will fade from living memory into a doubtful tale. and which the unfortunate and friendless knew. GEORGE WHITEFIELD. because the welfare of the suffering and the slave were preferred to books and pictures and every fair device of art. and gratefully recall the unbending Puritan soul that dwelt in a form so gracious and urbane. as she shatters her withered and tear-moistened lilies o'er the bloody tomb of butchered France. From "On Removing Troops from Boston.

like hers. THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON. beneath all the constellations. its object and its author. it is something else than circumstances which makes us do God's will. like hers. harbinger. on that surface. I remember that at one of the first woman-suffrage meetings I ever attended one of the first speakers was an odd fellow from the neighboring town. and throwing his old hat down by his side. her charge. HENRY PARRY LIDDON. her record. her consideration. "I don't know much about this subject nor any other. are yours. golden. no inundated city or plantation. They assist the heart. He pushed forward on the platform. your home. they do not compel obedience. he said. my mother was a woman. no lingering spring. one. no lowering cloud. rises on your eye as our western star at evening rises on the traveler from his home. are kings. is the world. ." * * * * * I believe in woman-suffrage for the sake of woman herself. If Moses and the prophets are to persuade us--if we are not to be beyond persuasion. the image. hope. but he was a little crazier than the rest of us. and promise of love. is of treaties. immortal. seeming impatient to speak. which were the glory of Wendell Phillips. but I know this." * * * * * No. battles. no angry river. gives most assuredly to all who ask Him. is of generations and ages. like hers. is on the highway of empires. no broken crevasse. our charge. GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS. that wholeness of heart. tho one rose from the dead--there must be that inward seeking. That didn't make much impression in those days when we were all considered a little crazy. Miracle and circumstances do their part. From "Oration on American Nationality. you tread upon the high places of the earth and of history. "The Adequacy of Present Opportunities. I believe in it because I am the son of a woman and the husband of a woman and the father of a prospective woman. your competitors. arid and burning. just as it is something else than miracle which makes us believe His word. voyages. her image. He who has made us free respects our freedom even when we use it against Himself--even when we resist His own must gracious and gentle pressure and choose to disbelieve or to disobey Him. your record. From Sermon. that tender and affectionate disposition toward Him who is the end as He is the source of our existence. they make the task of the will easier." I thought it was the best condensed woman-suffrage argument I ever heard in my life. yearning after God. and a brighter day! RUFUS CHOATE. her power. but all blended and softened into one beam of kindred rays. her honor. considered half a lunatic." * * * * * Instantly under such an influence you ascend above the smoke and stir of this small local strife. you think and feel as an American for America.great powers to great public ends. of which the Bible is so full from first to last--which is the very essence of religion--which He. no tracts of sand. From "Eulogy of Wendell Phillips. your path. her eminence.

From "Second Speech on Sir Robert Walpole. . are in themselves privileges. for it waves over freemen. wave ever! Ay.From "For Self-respect and Self-protection. some impediment formed to stop the rapid progress of corruption. The independence which we thus enjoy. eternal. From "Speech On the State of the Nation. Flag of our Union! wave on. from your learned altars and countless cottages. I will not call my own sentiments crude and undigested. not provinces. let one united cheering voice meet the voice that now comes so earnest from the South. we have a right to plant wherever we please the trees under shade of which they will sit. From "On the Progress of Science in Canada. my lords. from your millions on the waters and your multiplied millions on the plains." * * * * * For this great evil some immediate remedy must be provided. oppression. therefore. such as they are. It would he unfit for me to offer anything to your lordships which I had not well considered. I flattered myself I should see some barriers thrown up in defense of the constitution. not of lords and vassals. not of anarchy. to be governed by our own sentiments. we ought still to inquire into the conduct of our ministers in order to convince the people that they have been misled. over a land of law. and this subject. has not long occupied my thoughts. in any question relating to inquiry." When the people complain they must either be right or in error. We can trace out new paths which must be followed by our successors. and peace. I will now give them to your lordships without reserve. and strife! BENJAMIN HARVEY HILL. and the freedom to originate which we can claim. not subjects. of liberty. I did hope that his Majesty's servants would not have suffered so many years of peace to relapse without paying some attention to an object which ought to engage and interest all. LORD CHATHAM. I shall offer my thoughts. but privileges that carry with them great responsibilities. We must be governed by the sentiments of our constituents if we are resolved to perform our duty both as true representatives of the people and as faithful subjects of our king. and let the two voices go up in harmonious. and I confess. from your palaces on sea and land. LORD CHATHAM. we are in duty bound to inquire into the conduct of the ministers and to punish those who appear to have been most guilty. united. I doubt not we all agree that something must be done. JOHN WILLIAM DAWSON. to the consideration of the House. over States. and I wish that every noble lord that hears me would be as ready as I am to contribute his opinion to this important service." * * * * * From your great cities and teeming prairies. If they be in error. I own. We ought not." * * * * * We have the freedom and freshness of a youthful nationality. If they be right. over a union of equals. ever-swelling chorus.

your eternal salvation is concerned in it. and lead our country still onward in her happy career. to do themselves and him that honor. and then. and on whose banks he rests. is the strongest argument that can be used for an inquiry. I am now talking of a matter of great importance. Let us trust to the virtue and the intelligence of the people. as we now see. From "Speech on Sir Robert Walpole. and this. still flowing on toward the sea. so surely as they shall behold the river on whose banks he lived. so surely may they see. Full of these gratifying anticipations and hopes. sir. Let us hope that that fear of heaven which expels all other fear. but if a guide had led me there I should very probably be provoked to throw him over before I thought of anything else." * * * * * But let us hope for better things. my dear hearers." * * * * * . sir. you are all concerned in it. but perhaps the devil has lulled you asleep into a carnal lethargy and security. and to the efficacy of religious obligation. but it will be dreadful to be awakened and find yourselves so fearfully mistaken. You may be all at peace. A hundred years hence other disciples of Washington will celebrate his birth. say these gentlemen. as now. if you found yourself upon a precipice. when the great gulf is fixt.From "On the Perils of the Nation. and will endeavor to keep you there till he get you to hell. of inward religion. more lovely. and that regard to duty which transcends all other regard. Let us trust to the influence of Washington's example. From "The Character of Washington. When they shall meet. as we now meet. with no less of sincere admiration than we now commemorate it." * * * * * I am now talking of the invisible realities of another world. LORD CHATHAM. than this our own country! DANIEL WEBSTER. At least I am sure I should not trust to the same guide for bringing me off. But." * * * * * It is really astonishing to hear such an argument seriously urged in this House. may influence public men and private citizens. GEORGE WHITEFIELD. your souls are concerned in it. may the sun in his course visit no land more free. when you will be calling to all eternity for a drop of water to cool your tongue and shall not obtain it. of the work of God upon a poor sinner's heart. let us look forward to the end of that century which is now commenced. the flag of the Union floating on the top of the capitol. so surely as they shall see the blue summits to his native mountains rise in the horizon. would you stand to inquire how you were led there before you considered how to get off? No. Let us trust in that gracious Being who has hitherto held our country as in the hollow of his hand. and there you will be awakened. From "On the Method of Grace. more happy.

From "The Character of Washington. and the solemnity with which it urges the observance of moral duties. I hardly know how a greater service of that kind could now be done to the community than by a renewed and wide diffusion of that admirable paper. all patriotic. to examine it thoroughly and decisively and to stamp upon it an indelible stigma of the public abhorrence.Why. And again I implore those holy prelates of our religion to do away these iniquities from among us. touching." * * * * * Indeed." * * * * * . and impresses the power of religious obligation. DANIEL WEBSTER. and the public service. From "Character and Results of War. have I been so careful in bringing down with great particularity these distinctions? Because in my judgment there are certain logical consequences following from them as necessarily as various corollaries from a problem in Euclid. sir. From "The Attempt to Subjugate America. Let them perform an illustration. and made it like the present. Its political maxims are invaluable. there are three questions before the people of the country to-day. and our religion. with a foreign country. sincere. and the united powers of the State. let them purify this House and this country from this sin. and an earnest invitation to every man in the country to reperuse and consider it. They are the public peace in this large and general sense that I have indicated. which unless pure and strong and noble makes all the pagans of free government but doggerel in our ears. and they are all public. If we are at war. its exhortations to love of country and to brotherly affection among citizens. gentlemen. They are the public faith. gives to it the highest character of truly disinterested. as I think. From "The Day We Celebrate. all elevated." * * * * * My lords. WILLIAM MAXWELL EVARTS. parental advice. and particularly deserving consideration at the present. constitution. how can a man here stand up and say that he is on the side of that foreign country and not be an enemy to his country? BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BUTLER. demands the most solemn and effectual inquiry. LORD CHATHAM. without which there is no such thing as honorable national life. so important to our honor. With a sagacity which brought the future before him. to all intents and purposes." * * * * * Now. and all ennobling as subjects of contemplation and of action. all unselfish. Washington's farewell address is full of truths important at all times. he saw and pointed out the dangers that even at this moment most imminently threaten us. this awful subject. And again I call upon your lordships.

and the future. progress and enlightenment before us. and with liberty. FREDERICK DOUGLASS.Let no man dare. if government does not fling away its own authority. and its enemy should enter only by passing over my lifeless corpse. who in good time may declare themselves. and who have subjected myself to the dangers of the jealous and watchful oppressor and the bondage of the grave only to give my countrymen their rights and my country her independence--am I to be loaded with calumny and not suffered to resent or repel it? No. of the past. in the dignity of freedom I would have fought upon the threshold of my country. when I am dead. Moderate and good men are often silent for fear of modesty. the present. From "American Independence. From "Speech when under Sentence of Death. Those who have any property to lose are sufficiently alarmed already at the progress of these public violences and violations to which every man's dwelling. I would not have submitted to a foreign oppressor for the same reason that I would resist the foreign and domestic oppressor. From "Inauguration of the Freedmen's Memorial Monument to Abraham Lincoln. God forbid! ROBERT EMMET. person. or treachery from abroad. and the old dispensation of slavery with its ten thousand evils to both races--white and black. Am I. and property are hourly exposed. and inconsistency of councils must be expected under those governments where every evolution in the ministry of a court produces one in the State--such being the folly and pride of all ministers. for this is no day for malice. the new dispensation of freedom with its thousand blessings to both races. or subjection. or that I could have become the pliant minion of power in the oppression or the miseries of my countrymen. . but fluctuation." * * * * * I refer to the past not in malice. SAMUEL ADAMS. Numbers of such valuable men and good subjects are ready and willing to declare themselves for the support of government in due time. contradiction. humiliation. but simply to place more distinctly in front the gratifying and glorious change which has come both to our white fellow citizens and ourselves and to congratulate all upon the contrast between now and then. then. who lived but for my country. In view." * * * * * In all popular tumults the worst men bear the sway at first. I again congratulate you upon this auspicious day and hour." * * * * * When the law is the will of the people. that they ever pursue measures directly opposite to those of their predecessors. it will be uniform and coherent. no inference can be tortured from it to countenance barbarily or debasement at home. with the long and dark history of our bondage behind us. LORD MANSFIELD. to charge me with dishonor. The proclamation of the provisional government speaks for our views. let no man attaint my memory by believing that I could have engaged in any cause but that of my country's liberty and independence.

JOSEPH STORY." * * * * * Let us never despair of our country. Commercial law. for his stedfastness of purpose. and. and have adopted much which philosophy and experience have recommended." * * * * * In jurisprudence. than all these. Gladstone will stand out before posterity as the greatest man of his time--remarkable not only for his extraordinary eloquence. for his great ability. Then shall the golden days of the republic once more return. bad tendencies can be turned aside. From "Address on Administrative Reform.From "The Right of England to Tax America. gathering in its course whatever was valuable in the earlier institutes of foreign countries. perhaps. From "Characteristics of the Age. at least so far as England and America are concerned." * * * * * When that history comes to be written you know whose will be the central and prominent figure. You have to go to a distance to see which peak it is that towers above its fellows." * * * * * Had Abraham Lincoln died from any of the numerous ills to which flesh is heir. but more. had the solemn curtain of death come down but gradually. and that we do not appreciate their magnitude while we are close to them. altho it stood upon no test of the pandects and claimed no support from the feudal polity. is the creation of the eighteenth century. and for the high tone that he has introduced into our polities and public fife. and the people become prosperous and happy. the burdens of government can be diminished. But dying as he did die. You know that Mr. had he reached that good old age to which his rigorous constitution and his temperate habits gave promise. had reflected back upon them its own superior lights. for his personal character. Gladstone a space of time before we shall see how much greater he has been than any of his competitors for fame and power. It started into life with the genius of Lord Mansfield. I sometimes think that great men are like great mountains. so as to become the guide and oracle of the commercial world. and it may be that we shall have to put between us and Mr. had he been permitted to see the end of his great work. productive industry will be renewed. Actual evils can be mitigated. SAMUEL JONES TILDEN. and frugality will repair the waste of our resources. and counts in its train a thousand champions ready to rise in defense of its formularies and technical rules. by . we should still have been smitten with a heavy grief and treasured his name lovingly. the victory has been brilliant and decisive. for his constructive skill. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN. From "On Liberal Aims. which reluctantly admits any new adjunct. The civil and the common law have yielded to the pressure of the times.

assassinated. it cries to us that human judgments are never certain enough to warrant society in giving death to a man convicted by other men liable to error." * * * * * . From "Inauguration of the Freedmen's Memorial Monument to Abraham Lincoln. like the lark. which has so long been clothed in sackcloth. The chill of contempt. he is doubly dear to us and will be precious forever. as it were.the red hand of violence. to hasten his descent. the blast of persecution. and the laborer shall eat the fruit of his hands. and his own esteem. to close to him without mercy every return toward a proper life. and a bow of promise as glorious as that which succeeded the ancient deluge spanning the sky--a token that to the end of time the billows of prejudice and oppression shall no more cover the earth to the destruction of your race. To rob the man of the possibility of expiating his crime by his repentance or by acts of virtue. growing larger and brighter. killed. not because of personal hate. and hope. but seedtime and harvest shall never fail." * * * * * Listen to the voice of justice and of reason. Had you imagined the most perfect judicial system. beginning to disclose its starry principalities and illumine your pathway? Do you not see the pitiless storm which. has so long been pouring its rage upon you breaking away. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON. taken off without warning. and melting the frozen earth beneath. "From Words of Encouragement to the Opprest. But now--thanks be to God! that dreary winter is rapidly hastening away. There was no substance to be found--no prospect to delight the eye or inspire the drooping heart--no golden ray to dissipate the gloom. but because of his fidelity to Union and liberty. The sun of humanity is going steadily up from the horizon to its zenith. The waves of derision were stayed by no barrier. to insensible ashes? They are the sad testimonials of the barbarous temerity of your penal laws. the wilderness is budding like the rose. these illusory reparations you grant to a vain shade. Why should it not be so! Is not the heaven over your heads." * * * * * Let this be an occasion of joy. FREDERICK DOUGLASS. of his crime. had you found the most upright and enlightened judges. is soaring upward and warbling hymns at the gate of heaven. The genial showers of repentance are softly falling upon the barren plain. its powerful rays. but made a clear breach over you. Is not your cause developing like the spring? Yours has been a long and rigorous winter. is in my eyes the most horrible refinement of cruelty. From "Against Capital Punishment. the storm of oppression--all have been yours. there will always remain some room for error or prejudice. the voice of joy succeeds the cotes of we. MAXIMILIEN MARIE ISIDORE ROBESPIERRE. the frost of adversity. into the grave still covered with the recent blotch. Why interdict to yourselves the means of reparation? Why condemn yourself to powerlessness to help opprest innocence? What good can come of the sterile regrets.

the dreams of the virgin soul. when the sign of the Son of man shall he seen in heaven. the city of the soul. and send forth judgment unto victory. our triumph breeding unbounded conceit. From that high sphere spring the principles which alone can redeem the peoples. ambition. and fortresses. the last relics of public virtue destroyed. your conscience. love and venerate the ideal. The fiery desolation envelops towns. the life and property of no man safe. justice purchased in her temples as laws now are in the Legislature. the heavens pass away! the earth melts! and all those magnificent productions of art which ages heaped on ages have reared up are in one awful day reduced to ashes. and their oppressors can find no arms to oppose them. but principles belong to the peoples alone. while laboring in harmony. young men.And love. the final catastrophe of nature. and. when the Son of man Himself shall appear in the glory of his Father." * * * * * . we plunge the deeper in the vortex of voluptuous prosperity. pride. are common alike to the peoples and their oppressors. From "Address on the Perils of the Republic. palaces. Adore enthusiasm. when not an individual. but a universe. yet ever bear your own banner erect and boldly promulgate your own faith." * * * * * Even if we conquer the South. ELIPHALET NOTT. The ideal is the word of God. shall agonize and die! Directing your thoughts from the one. unless chastened by visible misfortunes in the North. and the desire of material prosperity. above all things. for they are a perfume of paradise which the soul retains in issuing from the hands of its Creator. and the baptism of this fraternity is martyrdom. anarchy will reign amid universal ruin. the ruins of the tomb! The ruins of the tomb are an emblem of the ruins of the world. already marred by sin and hastening to dissolution. and even should you conquer with these to-day. its honors and dignities the sport and plunder of every knave and fool that can court or bribe the mob. fix them for a moment on the other. From the sermon "On the Death of Alexander Hamilton. you would fall again to-morrow. DANIEL DOUGHERTY. Anger. in all that tends to the emancipation of our soil. GIUSEPPE MAZZINI. From "To the Young Men of Italy. have upon your lips the truth implanted by God in your hearts. Respect. the national debt repudiated. and the visions of early youth. and not from impatience of suffering or dread of evil. high above humanity." * * * * * To conclude "How are the mighty fallen!" Fallen before the desolating hand of death. even with those who differ from you. as conquer we must. High above every country. Alas. is the country of the spirit. our country forgotten by the people. Arise for the sake of these. in which all are brethren who believe in the inviolability of thought and in the dignity of our immortal soul. Anticipate the concluding scene.

" * * * * * You will pardon me. It was an intuitive glance into futurity. and suffer. The occasion is too severe for eulogy to the living. plausible. of a foresight and sagacity stimulated. But out of our shallow and frivolous way of life. in fashionable or political saloons. superficial existence. call on me to express the happiness which we derive from your presence and aid in this solemn commemoration. you must expect to go on from had to worse. your interesting relation to this country. The four first acts already past. we are assembled to commemorate the establishment of great public principles of liberty. you must expect to lose the little prestige which you retain. by excited feeling and high enthusiasm. From "Speech on the Abandonment of General Gordon. seclusion. LORD SALISBURY. austerity. and drudge. and forfeiting the real prerogative of the russet coat. gentlemen. step by step. and the true and warm heart of the citizen! EMERSON. Silence. From "Laying the Cornerstone of Bunker Hill Monument. with eyes and hearts that love the Lord. a gaudy butterfly. How mean to go blazing. sir. From "Literary Ethics. let us go and be dumb. it was a grand conception. and weep. as only the hardihood and devotion of the scholar himself can enforce. But." * * * * * Sir. and to do honor to the distinguished dead." This extraordinary prophecy may be considered only as the result of long foresight and uncommon sagacity. or on any common laws of statistics. you must expect to find in other portions of the world the results of the lower consideration that you occupy in the eyes of mankind. you must expect to be drawn. on. the fool of society. such an asceticism. I mean. nevertheless. under the cover of highly philanthropic sentiments. We live in the sun and on the surface--a thin. a piece of the street. of art and creation. which they have hitherto so hopelessly mismanaged. WEBSTER. degree by degree. austere. how can greatness ever grow? Come now. Let us live in corners and do chores."Westward the course of empire takes its way. a long. A fifth shall close the drama with the day: Time's noblest offspring is the last. the peculiar circumstances which surround you and surround us. Let us sit with our hands on our mouths. to irreparable disasters. the privacy. and so living bring up out of secular darkness the sublimities of the moral constitution. may pierce deep into the grandeur and secret of our being. the fool of notoriety. and to disgrace that it will be impossible to efface. So clear a vision of what America would become was not founded on square miles. under the cover of plausible excuses. a topic for newspapers. and talk of muse and prophet. or on existing numbers. if I say I think that we have need of a more rigorous scholastic rule. Pythagorean lustrum." * * * * * .

DWIGHT LYMAN MOODY. A noble . under a protectorate by this nation. by thinking well of His only-begotten Son. I shall insist that these records are no proofs of our present constitution. and my burden is light. and ye shall find rest unto your souls. The experience of this nation in governing and endeavoring to civilize the Indians teaches this. ought I not be willing to take it up for Him? Oh have we not reason to think well of Him? Do you think it is right and noble to lift up your voice against such." * * * * * I shall endeavor to clear away from the question all that mass of dissertation and learning displayed in arguments which have been fetched from speculative men who have written upon the subject of government. TIMOTHY DWIGHT." * * * * * My friend. may God help all of us to glorify the Father. The voyage is eventful beyond comprehension. The advancement in civilization. is it not the least we can do to lay down ours for Him? If He bore the cross and died on it for me. For my yoke is easy. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. overspread by a cloudy sky. will you hear me to-day? Hark! what is He saying to you? "Come unto me. From "What Think Ye of Christ?" * * * * * Life has been often styled an ocean and our progress through it a voyage. For about a century this nation exercised a protectorate over the tribes and allowed the natives of the country to manage their tribal and other relations in their own way. or of being wrecked against the shore. and at the same time full of uncertainty and replete with danger. JONATHAN ROSS. all ye that labor and are heavy laden. as being little to the purpose. left to their own way. From "The Nation's Relation to Its Island Possessions. From Sermon. The ocean is tempestuous and billowy. sinking in the abyss.All experience teaches that the requirements and impartial practise of the principles of civil and religious liberty can not speedily be acquired by the inhabitants. Every adventurer needs to be well prepared for whatever may befall him. and well secured against the manifold hazards of losing his course. During the comparatively few years that Congress has by direct legislation controlled their relations to each other and to the reservations the advancement in civilization has been tenfold more rapid. was very slow and hardly perceptible. for I am meek and lowly in heart. This is in accord with all experience. and fraught beneath with shelves and quick-sands. "The Sovereignty of God. a Savior? Do you think it just to cry "Crucify Him! crucify Him!" Oh. The un-taught can not become acquainted with the difficult problems of government and of individual rights and their due enforcement without skilful guides. or from ancient records. and I will give you rest." Will you not think well of such a Savior? Will you not believe in Him? Will you not trust in Him with all your heart and mind? Will you not live for Him? If He laid down His life for us.

" * * * * * With consciences satisfied with the discharge of duty. which lies yet further onward. or duty violated. they are the inspiration of youth and the solace of age. From "The Right of England to Tax America." * * * * * The rays from this torch illuminate a century of unbroken friendship between France and the United States. but nothing human is so beautiful and sublime as two great peoples of alien race and language. and in cultivating the brotherhood of man. Statesmen have arisen "fit to govern all the world and rule it when 'tis wildest. I shall take up my argument from the constitution as it is now. no consequences can harm you. Peace and its opportunities for material progress and the expansion of popular liberties send from here a fruitful and noble lesson to all the world. If we say the darkness shall cover us. and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea." Orators have appeared who have rivaled the great masters of antiquity. Peace and contentment smile alike around the poor man's hearth and the rich man's hall. From "The Trial of John Francis Knapp for the Murder of Captain Joseph White. but the consciousness of duty disregarded. Education scatters its priceless gift to every home in the land. their unselfish devotion to each other. A sense of duty pursues us ever. their willingness to die in each other's stead. The press is mighty and free. and in that scene of inconceivable solemnity. in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us. WEBSTER. Instead of thirteen." * * * * * In the short space of time spanned by a single life. From "Oration at the Unveiling of the Bartholdi Statue. duty performed. will be with us at its close. to pain us wherever it has been violated." the people have built a government before which the mightiest realms of the earth pale their splendors as do the stars of night before the refulgent glory of the coming day.lord has taken up his argument from the settlement of the constitution at the revolution. we shall still find ourselves surrounded by the consciousness of duty. It will teach the people of all countries that in curbing the ambitions and dynastic purposes of princes and privileged classes. nor fly from their presence. as if by "the touch of the enchanter's wand. We can not escape their power. like the Deity. CHAUNCEY MITCHELL DEPEW. There is no evil that we can not either face or fly from. MANSFIELD. thirty-one stars now shine in the clear blue of this glorious flag. The multitudinous pursuits of enlightened life are cultivated to their highest pitch. It is omnipresent. for our happiness or our misery. lies the true road to their enfranchisement. The doors . Religion gathers around its altars the faithful of every creed. is still with us. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning. The friendship of individuals. They are with us in this life. are the most tender and touching of human records. and to console us so far as God may have given us grace to perform it. Population has increased from three to thirty millions.

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