School Reading By Grades (volume 4-5); Fourth-seventh Years

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJames Baldwin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "that we shall be ground to powder, and our country and its rights trodden down in the dust? I know we do not mean to submit. We never shall submit! The war, then, must go on; we must fight it through. 5 And if the war must go on, why put off the declaration of independence? That measure will strengthen us. It will give us character abroad. Nations will then treat with us, which they never can do while we acknowledge ourselves subjects in arms against our sovereign. 10 If we fail, it can be no worse for us. But we shall not fail. The cause will raise up armies; the cause will create navies. The people -- the people, if we are true to them, will carry us, and will carry themselves, gloriously through this struggle. I care not 15 how fickle other people have been found. I know the people of these colonies; and I know that resistance to British aggression is deep and settled in their hearts, and can not be eradicated. Sir, the declaration of independence will inspire the 20 people with increased courage. Instead of a long and bloody war for the restoration of privileges, for redress of grievances, for chartered immunities held under a British king, set before them the glorious object of entire independence, and it will breathe into them anew the spirit 25 of life. Read this declaration at the head of the army; every sword will be drawn, and the solemn vow uttered to maintain it, or perish on the bed of honor. Publish it from the pulpit; religion will approve it, and the love of 30 religious liberty will cling around it, resolve to stand SCH. READ. VII. 9 with it, or fall with it. Send it to the public halls; proclaim it there; let them see it, who saw their brothers and their sons fall on the field of Bunker Hill, and in the streets of Lexington and Concord, and th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "that we shall be ground to powder, and our country and its rights trodden down in the dust? I know we do not mean to submit. We neve...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217545718

ISBN - 13:9780217545716

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