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Page 131 - When I see a man flattering the people, making great professions of attachment to liberty, who is in private life a tyrant — methinks, look out, good people ; that fellow would set you turning grindstones.
Page 126 - ... in your present opinions, modest, sensible men who do not love disputation will probably leave you undisturbed in the possession of your error. And by such a manner you can seldom hope to recommend yourself in pleasing your hearers, or to persuade those whose concurrence you desire. Pope says, judiciously: "Men should be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown propos'd as things forgot...
Page 138 - In speaking to the toast with which you have honored me, I accept the term, "The New South," as in no sense disparaging to the Old. Dear to me, sir, is the home of my childhood and the traditions of my people. I would not if I could dim the...
Page 138 - ... in its chivalric strength and grace. There is a New South, not through protest against the Old, but because of new conditions, new adjustments and, if you please, new ideas and aspirations. It is to this that I address myself, and to the consideration of which I hasten lest it become the Old South before I get to it. Age does not endow all things with strength and virtue, nor are all new things to be despised. The shoemaker who put over his door "John Smith's shop. Founded in 1760," was more...
Page 92 - Words of more than one syllable, ending in a consonant preceded by a single vowel, and accented on the last syllable, double that consonant in derivatives; as commit, committed, but except chagrin, chagrined.
Page 95 - All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Page 109 - ... of American blood, poured so freely in discharge of duty, as each conceived it, — a Mecca for the North, which so grandly defended, — a Mecca for the South, which so bravely and persistently stormed it. We join you in setting apart this land as an enduring monument of peace, brotherhood, and perpetual union. I repeat the thought with...
Page 95 - Verbs of more than one syllable ending in a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, and not accented on the last syllable do NOT double the final consonant on assuming ing ; as, Recover, -recovering; Quiet, quieting.
Page 82 - A consonant is a letter which cannot be fully sounded without the help of a vowel. The consonants are b, c, d,f, g, h,j, k, I, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, x, z ; and sometimes to and y.
Page 94 - To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not ; Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's ; then, if thou fallest, O Cromwell.

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