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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!... "
The Elocutionist: Consisting of Declamations and Readings in Prose and ... - Page 50
by Jonathan Barber - 1836 - 392 pages
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - 1852 - 570 pages
...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 but in submission and...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 the...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volume 13

1853 - 496 pages
...Siteratut in 9Zort»3lmerica. were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and...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 rain, sir, to extenuate the...
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Instant Vocabulary

Ida Ehrlich - 2005 - 587 pages
...base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest There is no retreat but hi submission and slavery! Our chains are forged, their...plains of Boston. The war is inevitable—and let it comet I repeat it, sir, let it come! (From Patrick Henry's speech, March 23, 1775.) KEY NO. 126 POST...
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Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters ...

William John Bennett - 1997 - 440 pages
...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 but in submission and...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 the...
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Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on ...

Frank R. Shivers - 1998 - 348 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!...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 the matter....
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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - 2001 - 392 pages
...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 but in submission and...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 clash of resounding...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - 1999 - 464 pages
...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 but in submission and...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 the...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

Alan Axelrod - 2000 - 426 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!...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 the...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 662 pages
...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 but in submission and...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 the...
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Great Preaching on Patriotism

Curtis Hutson - 2000 - 264 pages
...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 but in submission and...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 the...
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