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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Rarely use venery but for health or offspring , never to dulness , weakness , or the
injury of your own or another's peace or reputation . 13. HUMILITY . Imitate Jesus
and Socrates . ANDREW HAMILTON ¥ DEFENSE OF FREEDOM OF THE ...
Your honors will find in the old books concerning the office of a justice of the
peace precedents of general warrants to search suspected houses. But in more
modern books you will find only special warrants to search such and such
... peace, and goodwill to man! Let the bar proclaim “the laws, the rights, the
generous plan of power” delivered down from remote antiquity—inform the world
of the mighty struggles and numberless sacrifices made by our ancestors in
During the course of the last long and bloody war Logan remained idle in his
cabin , an advocate for peace . Such was my love for the whites , that my
countrymen pointed as they passed , and said , “ Logan is the friend of white man
In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and
reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free—if we
mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been
so long ...