A Practical Introduction To Latin Prose Composition

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThomas Kerchever Arnold

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... between religious creeds or hereditary races. He wished for the happiness of all Irishmen. He was free from the Protestaut prejudices of Flood, and opposed to the extreme measures of Tone. 12. For Grattan it was not enough to have glorious ends: he strenuously insisted on the necessity of worthy means. His moral character stands out in prominent relief amid the venality and selfishness of the age. " I never knew a man," said Wilberforce, " whose patriotism and love for his country seemed so completely to extinguish all private interests, and to induce him to look invariably and exclusively to the public good." 13. " Great men," says Sydney Smith, " hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time. What Irishman does not feel proud that he has lived in the days of Grattan? who has not turned to him for comfort, from the false friends and open enemies of Ireland? No government ever dismayed him--the world could not bribe him: he thought only of Ireland,--lived for no other object,--dedicated to her his beautiful fancy, his elegant wit, his manly courage, and all the splendor of his astonishing eloquence. He was so born and so gifted, that poetry, forensic skill, elegant literature, and all the highest attainments of human genius, were within his reach; but he thought the noblest occupation of a man was to make other men happy and free; and in that straight line he went on for fifty years, without one side-look, without one yielding thought, without one motive in his heart which he might not have laid open to the view of God and man." 14. After having experienced all the vicissitudes of public life, his brave and manly nature remained tender and genial to the last. He died in the service of his country. Though warned by his...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... between religious creeds or hereditary races. He wished for the happiness of all Irishmen. He was free from th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217434177

ISBN - 13:9780217434171

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