The Columbian Orator: Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces, Together with Rules, Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence

E. Duyckinck, 1816 - 300 páginas
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Página 4 - Book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit: " The Columbian Orator: containing a variety of original and selected pieces; together with rules, calculated to improve youth and others in the ornamental and useful art of eloquence. By Caleb Bingham, A. M. author of the American Preceptor, Young Lady's Accidence, &c.
Página 180 - for solidity of reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, under such a complication of difficult circumstances, no nation, or body of men can stand in preference to the General Congress, at Philadelphia. I trust it is obvious to your lordships, that all attempts to impose servitude upon such
Página 145 - considerations appertaining to the relation, which binds a dutiful citizen to his country ; and that, in withdrawing the tender of service which silence in my situation might imply, I am influenced by no diminution of zeal for your future interest; no deficiency of grateful respect for your past kindness
Página 55 - LINES SPOKEN AT A SCHOOL-EXHIBITION, BY A LITTLE BOY SEVEN YEARS OLD. YOU'D scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public, on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large
Página 34 - No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men. more than the people of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system
Página 147 - Profoundly penetrated with this idea, I shall carry it with nie to my grave, as a strong incitement to unceasing vows that Heaven may continue to you the choicest tokens of its beneficence ; that your union and brotherly affection may be perpetual; that the free constitution,
Página 154 - the throne, polluting the ear of Majesty. "That God and nature put into our hands!" I know not what idea that lord may entertain of God and nature., but I know, that such abominable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! to attribute the sacred sanction of God
Página 156 - My lords, I am old and weak, and at present unable to say more ; but my feelings and indignation were too strong to have said less. I could not have slept this night in my bed, nor reposed my head on my pillow, without giving this vent to my eternal abhorrence of such preposterous and enormous principles.
Página 98 - eye Glar'd lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire Among the accurs'd, that wither'd all their strength. And of their wonted vigour left them drain'd, Exhausted, spiritless, afflicted, fall'n. Yet half his strength he put not forth, but check'd His thunder in mid volley ; for he meant Not to destroy, but root them out of
Página 155 - ermine, to save us from this pollution. I call upon the honour of your lordships, to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country, to vindicate the national character. I invoke the

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