Exercises in Reading and Recitations; Founded on the Enquiry in the Elementary Constitution of the Human Voice

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... out, you have shown a knowledge of the fact and not a sense of the violation. On the contrary, you have returned thanks for a partial repeal made on a principle of power; you have returned thanks as for a favor; and your exultation has brought your charters as well as your spirit into question, and tends to shake to her foundation your title to liberty. You have gone too far not tq go on; you have brought yourselves into that situation in which you must silently abdicate the rights of your country, or publicly restore them. EXAMINATION OF THE CAUSES OF THE NEAPOLITAN WAR. ABBE DE PRADT. This examination approaches its conclusion; I shall finish it, as it was iegun, in the sole hope of rendering it profitable, and, with this view, I will venture to address myself to those statesmen, whose actions I have endeavoured to analyze. You, who preside over associations of mankind, should extend your views, and proportion them to the grandeur of the origin and of the destinies of these associations: hitherto you have too much contracted the circle of your ideas; do not judge of these associations according to accidental circumstances, but with an attentive eye to their real nature; not according to the interests of the few, but to those of the whole; not, for the sake of some trifling satisfaction, but for the lasting benedictions and applauses that will resound at the mention of your names in future ages. Lay aside your accusations against an impulse, which draws you, as well as the rest of the world, along with it, which is not that of a few, whom you may injure, but of the universe which nothing can counteract. It is that which surrounds you on every side, which enters into all your longings for power, for enjoyments, for honors. If you pretend...

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