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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 Young Debater and Chairman's Assistant: Containing Instructions how to ...

Meetings - 1869 - 160 pages
...but his talents, he rushed in the list where rank, and wealth, and genius had arrayed therneelves, and competition fled from him, as from the glance of destiny. " He knew no motive but interest ; acknowledged no criterion but success ; he worshipped no God but ambition, and with an eastern devotion,...
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The Educational Journal of Virginia, Volume 10

Charles Henry Winston, Thomas Randolph Price, Richard McAllister Smith, D. Lee Powell, John Meredith Strother, H. H. Harris, John Patrick McGuire, Rodes Massie, William Fayette Fox, Harry Fishburne Estill (F.), Richard Ratcliffe Farr, John Lee Buchanan, George R. Pace - Education - 1879
...emphasized words, and mark above, the following inflection as required. " He knew no motive but interest acknowledged no criterion but success he worshipped no god but ambition and with devotion he knelt at the shrine of idolatry subsidiary to this there was no creed he did not profess...
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The High School Speaker: A Collection of Declamations, Poetic Pieces and ...

John Celivergos Zachos - 1873
...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,...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...
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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - Readers - 1875 - 536 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,...and competition fled from him as from the glance of destinv. He knew no motive but interest, — he acknowledged no criterion but success, — he worshipped...
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Sanders' Rhetorical, Or, Union Sixth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers - 1876 - 600 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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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice Selections ...

Recitations - 1876
...birth, and a scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, ho rushed into the lists where rank and wealth and genius...competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny. LTo knew no motive but interest — he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshipped no God...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet, Volume 1

1876
...course, a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity ! \Vith no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank and wealth and genins had arrayed themselves, and competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny. Ho knew...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - English language - 1878 - 276 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,...motive but interest— he acknowledged no criterion hut success — he worshipped no God but ambition, and, with an eastern devotion, he knelt at the shrine...
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The Hamilton Speaker, a Collection of New and Original Extracts, Especially ...

Oliver Ernesto Branch - Readers - 1878 - 257 pages
...commenced his course, a stranger by birth and a scholar by charity. With no friend but his sword ho rushed into the lists where rank and wealth and genius...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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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Authors - 1879 - 555 pages
...the lists where rank, nnd wealth, nnd genius had arrayed themselves, and competition fled from him ns T - ~fvu ' Na Hߕr A#WfD ]]"d Y Lm nz3 Q zp 0... Nȧs 2 , x y- 4 ݆ j?R NI I s [ >h( $ EuBk + nnd with an eastern devotion he knelt at the shrine of his idolatry. Subsidiary to this, there was...
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