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" Flung into life in the midst of a revolution that quickened every energy of a people who acknowledged no superior, he commenced his course a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he... "
The Speeches...delivered at the Bar, and on Various Public Occasions in ... - Page 201
by Charles Phillips - 1817 - 213 pages
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 4

1814
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank,...themselves, and competition fled from him as from the chance of destiny; - He knew no motive but interest ; he acknowledged no criterion but success ; he...
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Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography, Analytical ...

1814
...scholar by charity ! With no friend but- his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed intpthe lists where rank, and wealth, and genius, had arrayed...themselves, and competition fled from him as from the chance of desliny. He knew no motive but interest'; • he acknowledged no criterion but success ;...
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The history of the northern war; commencing in 1812, to the Congress at ...

John Hampdon - 1815
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank,...themselves, and competition fled from him as from the chance of destiny. He knew no motive but interest — he acknowledged no criterion but success —...
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A Collecton of Speeches by Charles Phillips, Esq: Also, the Petitions Drawn ...

Charles Phillips - Speeches, addresses, etc., English - 1817
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity ; — with no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves; competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny. He knew no motive but interest; — he acknowledged...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 5

Tobias Smollett - Books - 1817
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity ! " With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank, and wealth, and genius bad arrayed themselves, and competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny. He knew no motive...
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The Speeches of Charles Phillip: Esquire, Delivered at the Bar and on ...

Charles Phillips - Speeches, addresses, etc., Irish - 1820 - 284 pages
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank,...from the glance of destiny. He knew no motive but interest—he acknowledged no criterion but success —he worshipped no God but ambition, and with...
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Selections, from Several Literary Works: Comprising The Declaration of ...

Thomas O'Connor - English literature - 1824 - 153 pages
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity ! — With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank and wealth, and genius, hud arrayed. • themselves, and cortipetition fled from him as from the chance of destiny. He knew...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 4

Great Britain - 1830
...his talents, he rushed into tlie lists where rank, and wealth, aud genius, had arrayed themselves; competition fled from' him, as from the glance of...but interest — he acknowledged no criterion but successbe worshipped no God but ambition, and with an Eastern devotion, he knelt at the shrine of his...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 4

Great Britain - 1830
...but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank, and wealth, and genius, had arrayed themselves; competition fled from, him, as from the glance of...success— he worshipped no God but ambition, and with an Kastern, devotion, he knelt at the shrine of his idolatry. Sub>idiary to this, there was no creed that...
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The Academical Speaker: A Selection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from ...

Benjamin Dudley Emerson - Elocution - 1831 - 338 pages
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank, and wealth, and fenius had arrayed themselves, and competition fled from im as from the glance of destiny. He knew...
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