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Author Hurd, Charles, 1903-1968.

Title A treasury of great American speeches; our country's life and history in the words of its great men. With illus. from various historical periods.

Imprint New York, Hawthorn Books [1959]

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Edition [1st ed.]
Description 364 p. illus. 24 cm.
Contents Liberty is the proper end and object of authority / John Winthrop (1645) -- That the Lord may behold us as a people, offering praise and thereby glorifying him / Edward Rawson (1676) -- You are thus in the hands of an angry God / Jonathan Edwards (1741) -- We fear not death / John Hancock (1774) -- As for me, give me liberty or give me death / Patrick Henry (1775) -- We have no other alternative than independence / Samual Adams (1776) -- The older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgement of others / Benjamin Franklin (1787) -- The states can never lose their powers / Alexander Hamilton (1787) -- Would the government have credit, without having the power of raising money? / James Madison (1788) -- 'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances / George Washington (1796) -- We are all Republicans; we are all Federalists / Thomas Jefferson (1801) -- Think of your forefathers and of your posterity / John Quincy Adams (1802) -- I charge you to protect his fame. It is all that he has left / Gouverneur Morris (1804) -- You have got our country, you want to force your religion upon us / Red Jacket (1805) -- We should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous / James Monroe (1823) -- Mind is the great lever of all things / Daniel Webster (1823) -- The cause in which our fathers shone is immortal / Edward Everet (1826).
Without union, our independence and liberty would never have been achieved / Andrew Jackson (1833) -- When he (Elijah Lovejoy) fell, civil authority was trampled under foot / Wendell Phillips (1837) -- How can the union be preserved? / John C. Calhoun (1850) -- There are influences that never sleep / Rufus Choate -- Let us look to our country and our cause / Henry Clay (1850) -- An essential wickedness that makes other public crimes seem like public virtues / Charles Sumner (1856) -- I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free / Abraham Lincoln (1858) -- Leave the people free to do as they please / Stephen A. Douglas (1858) -- The irrepressible conflict / William H. Seward (1858) -- I feel no consciousness of guilt / John Brown (1859) -- No man existed who could look down on Burns / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1859) -- If you will have it thus, we will invoke the God of our fathers / Jefferson Davis (1861) -- We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain / Abraham Lincoln (1863) -- With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right / Abraham Lincoln (1865) -- Hold each other in true fellowship / Henry Ward Beecher (1865). -- Are women persons? / Susann B. Anthony (1873) -- A perfect woman, nobly planned, to warm, to comfort, and command / Chauncey M. Depew (1875) -- There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather / Samuel L. Clemens (1876) -- "You can not build a university on a sect, you must build it upon the nation / Charles W. Eliot (1877).
You can not live without lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them / Joseph Hodges Choate (1880) -- The old world and the new / Carl Schurz (1881) -- He trod the wine-press alone / James G. Blaine (1882) -- There were tones in the voice that whispered then you may hear to-day in a hundred men / Oliver Wendell Holmes (1884) -- If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives / Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr. (1888) -- The country demands that every race measure itself by the American standard / Booker T. Washington (1896) -- You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold / William Jennings Bryan (1896) -- I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease but the doctrine of the strenuous life / Theodore Roosevelt (1899) -- Life is a narrow vale between / Robert G. Ingersoll (1899) -- The right to cast the ballet is regarded as sacred. The right to make the ballet is equally sacred / Robert M. LaFollette (1902) -- He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince / George Graham Vest (1903) -- One who looked through the confusion of the moment and has seen the moral issue involved / Jane Addams (1903) -- Patriotism, a menance to liberty / Emma Goldman (1910) -- Lincoln is become to us the test of human worth / Stephen S. Wise (1914) -- I like to have a man have a definite experience in religion / William A. (Billy) Sunday (1914) -- Only a peace between equals can last / Woodrow Wilson (1917) -- We will not chose the path of submission and suffer the most sacred rights, to be ignored and violated / Woodrow Wilson (1918) -- The program of the world's peace, is our program / Woodrow Wilson (1918).
I am prepared to receive your sentence / Eugene V. Debs (1918) -- To make permanent arrangements that justice shall be rendered and peace maintained / Woodrow Wilson (1919) -- Peace upon any other basis than national independence, is fit only for slaves / William Edgar Borah (1919) -- I am pleading that we overcome cruelty with kindness and hatred with love / Clarence S. Darrow (1924) -- I am here tonight representing poverty / Will Rogers (1924) -- Money is power and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it / Russell H. Conwell (1925) -- Trade unionism is not a discovery or a formula. It, evolved out of the needs of human experience / William Green (1925) -- I do not want any Catholic in the United States to vote for me because I am a Catholic / Alfred E. Smith (1928) -- The treasurer's report / Robert C. Benchley (1930) -- Live, I am coming / Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1931) -- The only thing we have to fear is fear itself / Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933) -- You should own no book that you are afraid to mark up / William Lyon Phelps (1933) -- You must fuse at white heat the several particles of your learning / Owen D. Young (1934) -- The Bill of Rights, is the expression of the spirit of men who would be forever free / Herbert Hoover (1935) -- Labor, like Israel, has many sorrows / John L. Lewis (1937) -- This is a middle-class country and the middle class will have its will and way / William Allen White (1937) -- In the great enterprise of making democracy workable we are all partners / Charles Evans Hughes (1939) -- A new integrity of human life / Frank Lloyd Wright (1939).
We are here to make a choice between the quick and the dead / Bernard M. Baruch (1946) -- Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos / George C. Marshall (1947) -- I suggest that the United Nations be reorganized without the communist nations in it / Herbert Hoover (1950) -- I decline to accept the end of man / William Faulkner (1950) -- Old soldiers never die ; they just fade away / Douglas MacArthur (1951) -- Without the United Nations our country would walk alone, ruled by fear / Eleanor (Mrs. F. D.) Roosevelt (1952) -- The ordeal of the twentieth century is far from over / Adlai E. Stevenson (1952) -- History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid / Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953) -- A toast to the ladies, bottoms up! / Cornelia Otis Skinner (1953) -- Our government cannot function properly unless the President is master in his own house / Harry S. Truman (1954) -- We know too much for one man to know much / J. Robert Oppenheimer (1954) -- Any problem in any part of the world ramifies into almost every part of the world / John Foster Dulles (1955) -- The competition is very tough, and in this contest there is no prize for second best / Alfred M. Gruenther (1956) -- Learn the lesson of the worm / William F. (Billy) Graham (1957) -- I am sick and tired of the snivelers, the defeated and the whiners / John Mason Brown (1958) -- Man can improve his material and physical lot without sacrificing his civil rights / Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1958) -- He was seen to weep / Carl Sandburg (1959).
Subject Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
United States -- History.