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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 Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - English language - 1893 - 363 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,...him as from the glance of destiny. He knew no motive bat interest — he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshiped no god bat ambition, and,...
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Select Readings and Recitations

Readers - 1897 - 318 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,...— 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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Interpretive Reading

Cora Marsland - Readers - 1902 - 245 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,...— 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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Interpretive Reading

Cora Marsland - Readers - 1902 - 245 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 worshiped no God but ambition, and with an...
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The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - Readers - 1905
...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...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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Shakspere: Personal Recollections

John Alexander Joyce - Shakespeare in fiction, drama, poetry, etc - 1904 - 306 pages
...gasp, "Head of the Army !" "With no friend but his sword and no fortune but his talents, he rushed in the lists, where rank and wealth and genius had arrayed...competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny. "A professed Catholic, he imprisoned the Pope; a pretended patriot, he impoverished the country; and...
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Irish Literature, Volume 8

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - English literature - 1904
...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 World's Famous Orations, Volume 6

William Jennings Bryan - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1906
...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 them1 This specimen of Phillips' style is probably the most successful of his grandiloquent efforts....
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Composition and Rhetoric

Charles Swain Thomas, Will David Howe - English language - 1908 - 517 pages
...stream though scant and clear are cold as ice and the common forest chill is gone from the air. 10. He knew no motive 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 his idolatry....
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Elson Grammar School Reader: Book four

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Readers - 1909 - 392 pages
...birth, and a scholar by charity! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune b:it his talents, he 15 rushed into the lists where rank and wealth and genius...— 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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