An Oration Delivered at Concord: On the Celebration of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Events of April 19, 1775

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Dutton & Wentworth, state printers, 1850 - 135 pages

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Page 103 - I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Page 104 - My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government ; they will cling and grapple to you ; and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance.
Page 56 - Where his glowing eye-balls turn, Thousand Banners round him burn : Where he points his purple spear, Hasty, hasty Rout is there, Marking with indignant eye Fear to stop, and shame to fly : There Confusion. Terror's child, Conflict fierce, and Ruin wild, Agony, that pants for breath, Despair and honourable Death.
Page 46 - Hitherto shalt thou come; but no further. And here shall thy proud waves be stayed"?
Page 38 - Such is the obstinacy and inflexible. disposition of the man, that he never can be conciliated by any office or gift whatever.
Page 48 - Suppose the colonies do abound in men," replied Sandwich ; " they are raw, undisciplined, and cowardly. I wish, instead of forty or fifty thousand of these brave fellows, they would produce in the field at least two hundred thousand ; the more the better ; the easier would be the conquest. At the siege of Louisburg, Sir Peter Warren found what egregious cowards they were. Believe me, my lords, the very sound of a cannon would send them off as fast as their feet could carry them.
Page 85 - The Harper slowly bent his head, And touched aloud the string ; Then raised his face, and boldly said,
Page 57 - were so much exhausted with fatigue that they were obliged to lie down for rest on the ground, their tongues hanging out of their mouths, like those of dogs after a chase.
Page 29 - Thence to the famous orators repair, Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence Wielded at will that fierce democratic, Shook the arsenal, and fulmined over Greece To Macedon and Artaxerxes
Page 38 - HANCOCK, whose offences are of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration than that of condign punishment.

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