The Writings And Speeches Of Daniel Webster (volume 17); Private Correspondence by Daniel WebsterThe Writings And Speeches Of Daniel Webster (volume 17); Private Correspondence by Daniel Webster

The Writings And Speeches Of Daniel Webster (volume 17); Private Correspondence

byDaniel Webster

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... February 25, 1799. But quit old Pegasus and soar on high, In Fancy's air balloon traverse the sky, Where hills of hail and heaps of snow are seen, Kept in reserve, Heaven's awful magazine. Then bend your course aloft beyond the sun, Where other globes in other orbits run; Where other Comets glide along their spheres, And other planets measure other years; Where other men inhabit realms afar, To whom our sun is but a twinkling star. Then further soar along the Milky Way, Where our old sun ne'er cast a glimmering ray. When thus, dear George, you see with wondering eye Systems on systems roll along the sky, Then, friend, consider that there is a God Who rules this vast machine, and governs with a nod. Mela. Dartmouth College. DANIEL WEBSTER TO GEORGE HERBERT. (extract.) Dartmouth College, January 7, 1801. I Find, brother George, that if I would allure an answer to my letters, I must exalt my subject from those trifles which effemi * Mr. Herbert had now graduated and removed to Stockbridge, Mass. nate our sex, to those affairs which mark the man of information and business. I shall likewise, perhaps, find it necessary to round my periods with more attention, and endeavor to grace my sentences with the flourishes of rhetoric. For the sake of continuing a correspondence, I would willingly attempt any thing within the compass of my capacity, but the frog must not strive to swell to the size of the ox. Two things I can't say I like; Jefferson's election to the Presidency, and Hamilton's letter. Of the two, I prefer the former. There is some consistency in the Jacobins raising Thomas to the Executive Chair; it is in conformity to their avowed principles. But Hamilton's letter is void of congruity. Let us just notice one absurdity, which you have undoubtedly obse...
Title:The Writings And Speeches Of Daniel Webster (volume 17); Private CorrespondenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217965768

ISBN - 13:9780217965767