The Principle of Oral English by Erastus PalmerThe Principle of Oral English by Erastus Palmer

The Principle of Oral English

byErastus Palmer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX RECITATIONS AND DECLAMATIONS THE DEFIANCE OF ANTONIUS Adapted from "A Friend of Caesar." By William Stearns Davis. Copyright, 1901, by The Macmillan Company. Then, of a sudden, like the interval between the recession of one wave and the advance of a second billow, came a moment of silence; and into that silence Antonius broke, with a voice so strong, so piercing, so resonant, that the most envenomed oligarch checked his clamor to give ear. "Hearken, ye Senators of the Republic; ye false patres; ye fathers of the people who are no fathers! So far have we waited; we wait no more! So much have we seen; we'll see no further! So much have we endured--. reproaches, repulses, deceits, insults, outrage! Yes, for I see it in the Consul's eye--next do we suffer violence itself! But that we will not tamely suffer. Ay! drive us from our seats, as Marcus Cato bids you! Ay, strike our names from the Senate list, as Domitius will propose! Ay, hound your lictors, Sir Consul, after us, to lay their rods across our backs! Ay! enforce your decree proclaiming martial law! So have you acted before to give legal fiction to your tyranny! M l6l "But tell me this, Senators, Praetorii, Consulars, and Consuls--where will this mad violence end? Tiberius Gracchus you have murdered. Marcus Drusus you have murdered. Ten thousand good men has your creature Sull murdered. And now will ye add one more deed of blood to those gone before? Will ye strike down an inviolate Tribune, in Rome, in the very shadow of the Curia? Ah! days of the Decemvirs, when an evil Ten ruled over the state--would that those days might return! Not ten tyrants, but a thousand oppress us now! Then despotism wore no cloak of patriotism or legal right, but walked unmasked in all its blackness! "Hearken, ye...
Title:The Principle of Oral EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217281850

ISBN - 13:9780217281850