The Louisiana Book; Selections From The Literature Of The State by Thomas M'caleb

The Louisiana Book; Selections From The Literature Of The State

byThomas M'caleb

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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. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE MARTYR PATRIOTS; OR, LOUISIANA IN 1769. An Historical Tragedy in Five Acts. BY T. WHARTON COLLENS. DRAMATIS PERSONS. CREOLES. Lafreniere, Villere,* Aubry, Garidel, Adelaide, Mrs. Villere, Denoyant, Milhet, Marquis, Carrere, Surgeon, A Creole Soldier, A Crowd Of Citizens. SPANIARDS. Herald, First Judge, A Spanish Soldier, A Spaniard, A Scribe, Ruffian, Judges, Sailors, Soldiers. ACT I. Scene 1.--A public place (trees on the sides, a church in the backgroiuul). [lafreniere enters, holding an open letter.] Laf. (refers to his letter). 'Tis well--'tis well--these things will serve the cause Of Freedom; and though our mother spurns us From her bosom, we gain our Liberty By that unnatural deed. My country, My noble country, yes, thou shalt be free! Thou ne'er canst brook the shame of slavery; Thou wilt not tamely thus be bartered off. What! sold like cattle i--treated with disdain! No! Louisiana's sons can never bear Sucli foul disgrace. And when I'll tell them all, Of every insult, and the shame which thus This reckless King would heap upon their heads, 'Twill put a burning fagot to their pride, 'Twill blow their indignation into flame; * Pronounced Vil-ra. And like the fire on our grass-grown plains, By raging winds devouring driven, 'Twill spread, in blazing waves, e'en to the edge And utmost limit of the land; and then, Proud Kings, beware! lest e'en within the bounds Of Europe's slave-trod vales the blaze should catch, Sweep despots and their thrones away, and like Unprofitable weeds consume them all. Ay! and how happy this occurrence! 'Twill aid my own ambitious views; and while The cause of freedom prospers, so shall I. For 'tis my aim, in this young colony, To be the first among the free--to lead Them on in war, and rule by equal laws A land of liberty. Oh...

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Title:The Louisiana Book; Selections From The Literature Of The StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.45 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217355323

ISBN - 13:9780217355322

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