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" If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery ! Our chains are forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable, and let it come!... "
American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a ... - Page 51
by Thomas Valentine Cooper - 1892 - 859 pages
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The Standard Fifth Reader: (first-class Standard Reader) : for Public and ...

Epes Sargent - American literature - 1857 - 478 pages
...vigilant, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election ! If we vrcre base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat...forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains of JJo.ston. The war is inevitable, and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come ! It is in vain, sir,...
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The Science and Art of Elocution and Oratory: Containing Specimens of the ...

Worthy Putnam - Elocution - 1858 - 407 pages
...are invincible, by any force which our enemy can send against us. base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston ! The war is inevitable, and let it come ! I repeat it, sir, let it come ! 11. It is vain, sir, to...
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George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution

Robert Leckie - History - 2010 - 688 pages
...through America caught fire in Virginia. There, Patrick Henry arose in the House of Burgesses to declare: There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come! It is in vain, sir, to extenuate...
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Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters ...

William John Bennett - History - 1997 - 430 pages
...active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — and let it come!! I repeat it, sir, let it come!!! "It is vain, sir, to extenuate...
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Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on ...

Frank R. Shivers - History - 1998 - 343 pages
...Wirt's, not Henry's. Here is the ending of the speech, including Wirt's description of the moment: "There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — let it come.'! I repeat it, sir, let it come!!! "It is vain, sir, to extenuate...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable - and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extentuate...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 373 pages
...active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! . . . The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

Alan Axelrod - History - 1999 - 396 pages
...speak: Fightin' Words The House of Burgesses was the lower house of the colonial Assembly of Virgin ia. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come! It is in vain, sir, to extenuate...
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Great Preaching on Patriotism

Curtis Hutson - Patriotism - 2000 - 256 pages
...active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. It we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable— and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come! It is in vain, sir, to extenuate...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat...Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come! It is in vain, sir, to extenuate...
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