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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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Natural Drills in Expression, with Selections: A Series of Exercises ...

Arthur Edward Phillips - Elocution - 1909 - 367 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...— he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshiped no God but ambition ; and with an Eastern devotion he knelt at the altar of his idolatry....
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Elson Grammar School Readers: Books 1-4, Book 4

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1909
...birth, and a scholar by charity! With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he 15 rushed into the lists where rank and wealth and genius...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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Oral English in Secondary Schools

William Palmer Smith - Elocution - 1913 - 358 pages
...creatures kings. SHAKESPEARE. With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he (Napoleon) rushed into the lists where rank, and wealth, and...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 an...
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Effective English

Philander Priestley Claxton, James McGinniss - English language - 1917 - 571 pages
...emphasis by personification in the following paragraph : With no friend but his sword, and no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank,...competition fled from him, as from the glance of destiny. — Charles Phillips. Emphasis by Punctuation. — Emphasis is indicated to the eye by punctuation....
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - Literature - 1923 - 228 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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Bye-gones, Relating to Wales and the Border Counties

Wales - 1895
...bnt hi? talentp, he rush'd into the list where rank, atij wealth, and genius had array'd themselves ; competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny....interest— he acknowledged no criterion but success— he worshiped no God but ambition ! and, with an eastern devotion, he knelt at the schrine of his idolitry....
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McGuffey's New 4th, 6th, Eclectic Reader, Volume 6

William Holmes McGuffey - 1867
...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 worshiped no God'...
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