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" We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty ? Are we disposed to be of the number of those. "
Selections for Reading and Speaking, for the Higher Classes in Common Schools - Página 305
por Joshua Leavitt - 1850 - 312 páginas
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The Republican Compiler: Comprising a Series of Scientific, Descriptive ...

A citizen of Pittsburgh - 1818 - 263 páginas
...towards the majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Ma. PRESIDENT, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of ttfat syren, till she traduces our judgements. Is it the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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The London Magazine, Volumen5

1822
...warns his country, was as yet only " a distant speck in the horizon." Sir (said he), it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. But is this the part of wise men, engaged in a struggle...
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A New American Biographical Dictionary; Or, Remembrancer of the Departed ...

Thomas Jones Rogers - 1823 - 352 páginas
...majesty of Heaven, which he revered above all earthly kings. "Mr. President," said he, "it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth; and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this," he asked, "the part of wise men. engaged in a...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volumen5

1827
...toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volumen5

1827
...heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the t ^ illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science ...

George Merriam - 1828 - 276 páginas
...XXXIII. Speech of Patrick Henry before the Virginia Convention of Delegates, March, 1775. — WIRT. MR. PRESIDENT, IT is natural for man to indulge in...a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is it the part of wise men engaged in a great and arduous...
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The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking ...

John Pierpont - 1828 - 276 páginas
...and disciplining a number of Men sufficient for that Purpose : —23d March, 1775. MR. PRESIDENT—It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of...against a painful truth; and listen to the song of that syren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged ia a great and arduous...
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The Mental Guide: Being a Compend of the First Principles of Metaphysics ...

1828 - 384 páginas
...towards the majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that syren, till she seduces our judgments. Is it the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitations: Founded on the Enquiry in the ...

John Barber - 1828 - 300 páginas
...gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. SPEECH OF PATRICK HENRY. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt...against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that Syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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An Essay on Elocution: With Elucidatory Passages from Various Authors

J[ohn] H[anbury]. Dwyer - 1828 - 298 páginas
...Heaven, which he revered above all earthly kings. " Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge iu the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes...a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous...
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