Oration on the life and character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette: Delivered at the request of both houses of the Congress of the United States, before them, in the House of representatives at Washington, on the 31st December, 1834, 第 5 期

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第 55 頁 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, As modest stillness, and humility : But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger...
第 89 頁 - Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of this House, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the...
第 84 頁 - ... weight against the transmission, from sire to son, of an hereditary Crown. The prejudices and passions of the people of France rejected the principle of inherited power, in every station of public trust, excepting the first and highest of them all ; but there they clung to it, as did the Israelites of old to the savory deities of Egypt. This is not the time or the place for a disquisition upon the comparative merits, as a system of government, of a republic, and a monarchy surrounded by republican...
第 82 頁 - Pronounce him one of the first men of his age, and you have yet not done him justice. Try him by that test to which he sought in vain to stimulate the vulgar and selfish spirit of Napoleon ; class him among the men who, to compare and seat themselves, must take in the compass of all ages ; turn back your eyes upon the records of time...
第 39 頁 - May this immense temple of freedom ever stand a lesson to oppressors, an example to the oppressed, and a sanctuary for the rights of mankind...
第 83 頁 - ... Lafayette to witness the consummation of his wishes in the establishment of a Republic, and the extinction of all hereditary rule in France. His principles were in advance of the age and hemisphere in which he lived. A Bourbon still reigns on the throne of France, and it is not for us to scrutir nize the title by which he reigns.
第 17 頁 - On the conditions here explained, I offer myself, and promise to depart when and how Mr Deane shall judge proper, to serve the United States with all possible zeal, without any pension or particular allowance, reserving to myself the liberty of returning to Europe when my family or my king shall recall me.
第 87 頁 - House, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States and inform him that a quorum of the two houses has assembled, and that Congress is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.
第 28 頁 - As long as I thought I could dispose of myself, I made it my pride and pleasure to fight under American...
第 15 頁 - There, at an entertainment given by his relative, the Marechal de Broglie, the commandant of the place, to the Duke of Gloucester, brother to the British king, and then a transient traveller through that part of France, he learns, as an incident of intelligence received that morning by the English prince from London, that the congress of rebels at Philadelphia had issued a Declaration of Independence. A conversation ensues upon the causes which have contributed to produce this event, and upon the...

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