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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 Public good, Issue 1

...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 uo motive but interest — he acknowledged...
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The New American Speaker: A Collection of Oratorical and Dramatical Pieces ...

John Celivergos Zachos - Elocution - 1851 - 552 pages
...scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed in the list where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves,...— he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshiped no God but ambition, and with an eastern devotion he knelt at the shrine of his idolatry....
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McGuffey's Newly Revised Eclectic Fourth Reader: Containing Elegant Extracts ...

William Holmes McGuffey - Children - 1853 - 336 pages
...scholar by charity. With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed in the list where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves,...competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny. 2 He knew no motive' but interest'; acknowledged no criterion but success'; he worshiped no God but...
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Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and His Times

1855 - 504 pages
...With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank, wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves, and competition...he worshipped no god but ambition -, and, with an eastetn derution. he knelt -at the shrinc of his idolatry. Snhsidiary to this, there was no ereed that...
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The United States Speaker: a Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - Readers - 1855
...scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed in the list where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves,...— he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshiped no God but ambition, and with an eastern devotion he knelt at the shrine of his idolatry....
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The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - Elocution - 1855 - 444 pages
...scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed in the list where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves,...interest — he acknowledged no criterion but success — ke worshipped no god but ambition, and with an eastern devotion he knelt at the shrine of his idolatry....
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Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte and His Times

1855 - 504 pages
...With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank, wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves, and competition...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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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856
...charity. With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank and genius had arrayed themselves; and competition...— he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshiped 110 God but ambition ; and with an Eastern devotion, he knelt at the altar of his idolatry....
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Irish Eloquence: The Speeches of the Celebrated Irish Orators, Philips ...

Member of the bar - Speeches, addresses, etc., English - 1857 - 543 pages
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity I With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank,...— he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshiped no God but ambition, and with an eastern devotion he knelt at the shrine of his idolatry....
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Irish Eloquence: The Speeches of the Celebrated Irish Orators, Philips ...

A member of the bar - Orators - 1857 - 543 pages
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity 1 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 worshiped no God but ambition, and with an...
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