Conscience, with preludes on current events by Joseph Cook

Conscience, with preludes on current events

byJoseph Cook

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to attend to the patriotic duties of unmasking fraud. Lord Bacon affirms that the best materials for political prophecy are the unforced opinions of young men. In this Commonwealth, when Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson were beginning their career, the use of that Baconian method of forecast might have been profitable to both the timid friends and the haughty opponents of just reform. If the young men of America enforce the suffrage laws, they will have the sound part of the press of every political party on their side. Let them use their opportunities resolutely, and politics--which are only a weather-vane--will show whieh way the wind blows. The American people are.JSolus' cave. If in the national sea the political ship rots in calms, or sails in the wrong direction, the fault is not as much with the pirates on board as with Jeoius, who might awaken hurricanes in his mountain, and send them forth to make iEneas pray as he never did of old when he had lately left Dido, or when the jealous Juno shook the Trojan fleet. THE LECTURE. Whom does Shakspeare make us admire? An author is what he causes us to love. Do we find ourselves retaining to the end our respect for Falstaff? Henry V., who had toyed with vice in Falstaff s company, rejects the gray-haired lecher after becoming king. "The King to Falstaff. I know thee not, old man; fall to thj prayers; How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dreamed of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swelled, so old and so profane; But being awaked, I do despise my dream. Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace. Reply not to me with a fool-born jest; Presume not that I am the thing I was, For Heaven doth know, so shall the world perceive, That I have turned away my former self; So will I those that kept me...

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Title:Conscience, with preludes on current eventsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920152

ISBN - 13:9780217920155

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