The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 05.09.2000. - 656 страница
The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and comforted Americans in days gone by. Gathered here are the writings that illuminate -- with wit, eloquence, and sometimes sharp words -- significant aspects of national conciousness. They reflect the part that all Americans -- black and white, native born and immigrant, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American, poor and wealthy -- have played in creating the nation's character.
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Force shites upon Reason's Back . Creditors have better memories than debtors .
God heals , and the Doctor takes the Fees . The greatest monarch on the
proudest throne , is oblig'd to sit upon his own arse . The nearest way to come at
... that may, perhaps, appear uncommon in many things, as well as to points of
learning that are more remote and unusual: that the whole tendency of my design
may the more easily be perceived, the conclusions better descend, and the force
Our children are also taken from us by force and sent maney miles from us wear
we seldom or ever see them again there to be made slaves of for Life which
sumtimes is vere short by Reson of Being dragged from their mothers Breest
Thus our ...
Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we
shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win
back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war
Three millions of people , armed in the holy cause of liberty , and in such a
country as that which we possess , are invincible by any force which our enemy
can send against us . Besides , sir , we shall not fight our battles alone . There is
a just ...