The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 2000年9月5日 - 656 頁
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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Little Strokes, Fell great Oaks What signifies knowing the Names, if you know not
the Nature of Things. Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack'd, and never
well mended. The Golden Age never was the present Age. Old Boys have their ...
If, then, this be the nature of power, let us at least do our duty, and, like wise men
who value freedom, use our utmost care to support liberty, the only bulwark
against lawless power, which, in all ages, has sacrificed to its wild lust and
... to ourselves, our posterity, and our neighbors that to which nature and the laws
of our country have given us a right—the liberty of both exposing and opposing
arbitrary power (in these parts of the world at least) by speaking and writing truth.
Man has certainly an exalted soul; and the same principle in human nature—that
aspiring, noble principle founded in benevolence, and cherished by knowledge; I
mean the love of power, which has been so often the cause of slavery—has, ...
Let us study the law of nature; search into the spirit of the British Constitution;
read the histories of ancient ages; contemplate the great examples of Greece and
Rome; set before us the conduct of our own British ancestors, who have