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" I profess, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept steadily in view the prosperity and honor of the whole country and the preservation of our federal Union. It is to that Union we owe our safety at home and our consideration and dignity abroad. It is... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 65
edited by - 1913
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The Book of Oratory: Compiled for the Use of Colleges, Academies, and the ...

Angela Gillespie, Member of the Order of the Holy Cross - Elocution - 1871 - 664 pages
...though her soil might be overrun, the spirit of her people was invincible. HATXB. 73. THE FEDERAL UNION. I PROFESS, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept steadily in view the prosperity and the honor of the whole country, and the preservation of the Federal Union. I have not allowed myself...
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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

American literature - 1872 - 660 pages
...the utterance of its spontaneous sentiments. I can not, even now, persuade myself to relinquish it, without expressing once more my deep conviction, that,...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to that Union that we owe our safety at home, and our consideration...
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American Literature Through Illustrative Readings

Sarah Emma Simons - American literature - 1915 - 494 pages
...Bunker Hill speeches are among his best orations. THE FEDERAL UNION (From Webster's Reply to Hayne) I profess, Sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept...prosperity, and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. . . . I have not allowed myself, Sir, to look beyond the Union,...
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Effective Public Speaking

Frederick Bertrand Robinson - Oratory - 1915 - 482 pages
...acts and rules of constitutional law in the body of his speech, but his peroration was as follows : I profess, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to that Union we owe our safety at home, and our consideration...
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Washington's Farewell Address, and Webster's Bunker Hill Orations

George Washington - 1915 - 216 pages
...it. Overthrown by direct assault it cannot be; evaded, undermined, nullified, it will not be." ... "I profess, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union." When the majestic personality and the supreme object in life of...
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Bugle Calls of Liberty: Our National Reader of Patriotism

Patriotism - 1917 - 200 pages
...suppress the utterance of its spontaneous sentiments. I cannot, even now, persuade myself to relinquish it without expressing once more, my deep conviction,...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to that Union we owe our safety at home and our consideration...
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American Ideals

Norman Foerster, William Whatley Pierson - Speeches, Addresses, etc., American - 1917 - 342 pages
...suppress the utterance of its spontaneous sentiments. I cannot, even now, persuade myself to relinquish it without expressing once more my deep conviction that...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to that Union we owe our safety at home, and our consideration...
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American Patriotic Prose, with Notes and Biographies

Augustus White Long - American prose literature - 1917 - 460 pages
...[From the reply to Hayne. This noble burst of patriotic feeling would alone keep Webster's fame alive.] I PROFESS, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to that Union that we owe our safety at home, and our consideration...
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Everyday Classics: Sixth Reader

Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike - Readers - 1917 - 426 pages
...reply elaborated the national conception of the Union. Our selection gives its most celebrated passage. I profess, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. I have not allowed myself, sir, to look beyond the s Union, to see...
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American Patriotic Prose and Verse

Mrs. Ruth Frances (Davis) Stevens, David Harrison Stevens - Patriotic poetry, American - 1917 - 194 pages
...plea for an unbroken union of states represents one of the high-water marks of American oratory. .... I PROFESS, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept...prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our federal Union. It is to that Union that we owe our safety at home and our consideration...
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