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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He that cannot obey, cannot command. The magistrate should obey the Laws,
the People should obey the magistrate. He that waits upon a Fortune, is never
sure of a Dinner. A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant
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 ...
He eventually concluded that though he never "arrived at the perfection I had
been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet I was, by the endeavour,
a better and a happier man than otherwise should have been if I had not
CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation. 11.
TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or
unavoidable. 12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never
to dulness, ...
“Yea, they are greedy dogs, they can never have enough.” But to make them a
libel, there is, according to Mr. Attorney's doctrine, no more wanting but the aid of
his skill in the right adapting his innuendoes. . . . The loss of liberty to a generous