Sanders' Union speaker; containing a great variety of exercises for declamation, both in prose and verse, adapted to pupils of all ages, and ... examinations, and other public occasions

 
9781130094299: Sanders' Union speaker; containing a great variety of exercises for declamation, both in prose and verse, adapted to pupils of all ages, and ... examinations, and other public occasions
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ... Let mo expatiate upon their merits. Let me set forth some of their characteristics; and then pronounce your judgment,--then say, if monarch ever had higher reason than Alcohol to be proud of his people. 5. And, first, my followers are remarkably devoted. From the standards of Napoleon, Wellington, and even that of Washington, desertion was not uncommon. But, until recently, this crime has scarcely been known in my army. For my sake, I have known my friends to forsake father, mother, wife, and children. Nay, such has been their zeal in my cause, that they have sacrificed property, health, and even life itself. Indeed, I may say, that, from a pure devotion to me, thousands have come to an untimely grave. 6. The most popular monarchs have their enemies. Doubtless, / have mine,--particularly in these degenerate days of delusion and pretended reform. But, then, I have reason to think, that some, and probably the number is large, though ostensibly my enemies, are secretly my friends. From motives of policy, they say they must appear to be against me; but, when closeted, they assure me that they still love me, and I think they give no small evidence of the fact. They have a deep intestine attachment to mo. Upon these friends I depend, to restore me to my former honors. 7. Secondly, My followers are brave. In a single instance, during the seven days' battle before Richmond, the rebel officers mingled gunpowder with the spivit, in order to inspire their soldiers with greater courage. I could have taught them a better lesson than this. They needed a little fourth-proof Jamaica shaking his bottle, Focrtfi Proof, you observe,--that manufactures courage. Why, I never yet saw an army or a rabble whose courage flagged, if they had taken a sufficient quantity of the pure ...

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