English Composition in Theory and Practice
by Henry Seidel Canby
ISBN 0217469469 (0-217-46946-9)
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Book summary: 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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...A voice: "Three cheers for independence!" and hisses. I could wish so much bravery had a better cause, and that so much self-denial had been less deluded; that the poisonous and venomous doctrine of State rights might have been kept aloof; that so many gallant spirits, such as Jackson, might still have lived. Great applause and loud cheers, again and again renewed. The force of these facts, historical and incontrovertible, cannot be broken, except by diverting attention by an attack upon the North. It is said that the North is fighting for Union, and not for emancipation. The North is fighting for Union, for that insures emancipation. Loud cheers, "Oh, oh!" "No, no!" and cheers. A great many men say to ministers of the Gospel: "You pretend to be preaching and working for the love of the people. Why, you are all the time preaching for the sake of the Church." What does the minister say? "It is by means of the Church that we help the people," and when men say that we are fighting for the Union, I too say we are fighting for the Union. Hear, hear! and a voice: "That's right." But the motive determines the value; and why are we fighting for the Union? Because we never shall forget the testimony of our enemies. They have gone off declaring that the Union in the hands of the North was fatal to slavery. Loud applause. There is testimony in court for you. A voice: "See that," and laughter.... In the first place I am ashamed to confess that such was the thoughtlessness--interruption--such was the stupor of the North--renewed interruption--you will get a word at a time; to-morrow will let folks see what it is you don't want to hear--that for a period of twenty-five years she went to sleep, and permitted herself to be drugged and poisoned with the...
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