Library of Southern Literature: Biography

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Page 2361 - The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms ! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we idle here? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have ? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, a? to be purchased at the price of
Page 2361 - Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery ! Our chains are forged; their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable—and let it come! ! I repeat it, sir, let it come ! ! !
Page 2519 - A man severe he was and stern to view ; I knew him well, and every truant knew ; Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face.
Page 2359 - had each his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell, and George the Third"— "Treason! Treason!" shouted the Speaker. "Treason ! Treason !" echoed from every part of the House. Without faltering for an instant, but rising to a loftier attitude and fixing on the Speaker an eye
Page 2423 - And, lo, the star which they saw in the east, went before them till it came and stood over where the young child was."—St. Matthew
Page 2725 - GEORGE WYTHE, RICHARD HENRY LEE, TH. JEFFERSON, BENJA. HARRISON, THOS. NELSON, JR., FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE, CARTER BRAXTON, ROBT. MORRIS, BENJAMIN RUSH, BENJA. FRANKLIN, JOHN MORTON, GEO. CLYMER, JAS. SMITH, GEO. TAYLOR,
Page 2634 - such others as the wisdom of Congress shall devise and intrust to me for that purpose, but to warn the citizens of South Carolina who have been deluded into an opposition to the laws of the danger they will incur by the obedience to the illegal and
Page 2639 - which it was created seemed to be proper. Having the fullest confidence in the justness of the legal and constitutional opinion of my duties which has been expressed, I rely with equal confidence on your undivided support in my determination to execute the laws, to preserve the
Page 2371 - anything but inspiration—you ought to be extremely cautious, watchful, jealous of your liberty; for instead of securing your rights, you may lose them forever. If a wrong step be now made, the republic may be lost forever. If this new government will not come up to the expectation of the people, and they should be
Page 2359 - seemed to flash fire, Mr. Henry added, with the most thrilling emphasis— "may profit by their example! If this be treason, make the most of it.

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