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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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McGuffey's New Sixth Eclectic Reader: Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, with ...

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1857 - 448 pages
...by charity. With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents', he rushed into the list where rank, and wealth, and genius' had arrayed" themselves,...competition fled from him, as from the glance of destiny. 3. He knew no motive' but interest"; acknowledged no criterion' but success"; he worshipped no God'...
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The reporter's manual, and vocabulary of logograms

Alexander Melville Bell - 1857
...6With 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 fled from him, as from 7the glance of destiny. He knew no motive but interest — he acknowledged no criterion but success...
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The Science and Art of Elocution and Oratory: Containing Specimens of the ...

Worthy Putnam - Elocution - 1858 - 407 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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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - Readers (Elementary) - 1858 - 480 pages
...scholar by charity. With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the list where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves,...interest; 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 three serjeants; or, Phases of the soldier's life ..., Volume 251

Thomas Morris - 1858
...career, a stranger hy 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 flew from him as from the glance of destiny. He knew no motive but interest ; he acknowledged...
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Readings from the best authors, ed. by A.H. Bryce, Issue 10

Archibald Hamilton Bryce - 1862 - 331 pages
...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...motive but interest —he acknowledged no criterion but success—he worshipped no god but Ambition; and with an Eastern devotion, he knelt at the altar of...
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Sanders' Rhetorical, Or, Union Sixth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers - 1862 - 600 pages
...scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed in the listf where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed themselves,...but interest — he acknowledged no criterion but success—he worshiped no God but ambition, and, with an eastern devotion, he knelt at the shrine of...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1834 - 298 pages
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity ! " With no friend but his sword, no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank,...— he worshipped no God but ambition, and with an Eaptern Devotion he knelt at the shrine of his idolatry. Subsidiary to this, ihere was no creed which...
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Readings from the Best Authors

Archibald Hamilton Bryce - English literature - 1869
...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...Ambition ; and with an Eastern devotion, he knelt at the altar of his idolatry. Subsidiary to this, there was no creed that he did not profess, there was no...
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The Young Debater and Chairman's Assistant: Containing Instructions how to ...

Meetings - 1869 - 160 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,...glance of destiny. " He knew no motive but interest ; acknowledged no criterion but success ; ho worshipped no God but ambition, and with an eastern devotion,...
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