The American Reader: A Selection of Lessons for Reading and Speaking, Wholly from American Authors : Embracing a Great Variety of Entertaining Subjects of History, Biography, Divinity, Laws, Natural and Moral Philosophy, and of Other Branches of Useful and Elegant Learning : Furnishing Numerous Specimens of American Eloquence, from the Presidential Chair, the Head Quarters of the Military Commander, the Seat in Congress, the Pulpit on Various Occasions, the Bench of the Judge, the Bar, Station of Literary Honor, the Seat of the Muses, and from the Shade of Private Life : Containing Rules for the Proper Use of the Pauses, for Graceful and Persuasive Pronunciation, and for Appropriate and Impressive Gesture, to Improve the Scholar in Reading and Speaking, While Enriching the Mind with Religious, Virtuous, and Useful Knowledge : with an Appendix of Definitions of the Words in this Book Most Difficult for Youth to Understand : Designed for the Use of Schools

Lincoln & Edmands, 1810 - 216 pages

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Page 95 - I expected every moment," says an eye-witness, " to see him fall. His duty and situation exposed him to every danger. Nothing but the superintending care of Providence could have saved him from the fate of all around him.

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