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.
... them were bound . About a third of the passengers were members of an
English separatist congregation that had earlier fled to Leyden , the Netherlands ,
in search of religious freedom . The entire group of English colonists was later
This is called a licentiousness not to be tolerated . It is said that it brings the rulers
of the people into contempt so that their authority is not regarded , and so that in
the end the laws cannot be put in execution . These , I say , and such as these ...
If a libel is understood in the large and unlimited sense urged by Mr. Attorney,
there is scarce a writing I know that may not be called a libel, or scarce any
person safe from being called to account as a libeler, for Moses, meek as he was,
Another instance is this : Mr. Justice Walley had called this same Mr. Ware before
him , by a constable , to answer for a breach of the Sabbath Day Acts , or that of
profane swearing . As soon as he had finished , Mr. Ware asked him if he had ...
Yankee Doodle went to town , A - ridin ' on a pony , Stuck a feather in his cap And
called it Macaroni . CHORUS : Yankee Doodle , keep it up , Yankee Doodle
Dandy , Mind the music and the step And with the girls be handy . Father and I