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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 United States Speaker: a Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - Elocution - 1836 - 504 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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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...a stranger by birth, and a scholar by charity. Wit] rushed With no friend but his sword, no fortune but his talents, he rushed into the lists where rank,...competition fled from him as from the glance of destiny. He kiiew no motive but iuterest—he acknowledged no criterion but success—he worshipped no God but...
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Irish Eloquence : the Speeches of the Celebrated Irish Orators, Philips ...

John Philpot Curran, Charles Phillips, Robert Emmet, Henry Grattan - Ireland - 1840 - 370 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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A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1842 - 311 pages
...birth, and a scholar by charity ! With no friend but his sword, no fortune but his talents, he rnshed 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 worshipped no God but ambition, and with an...
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The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

1843
...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. — lie knew no motive but interest — he acknowledged no criterion but success — he worshiped no...
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Library of Oratory: Embracing Select Speeches of Celebrated ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1845
...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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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Anatomy - 1845 - 384 pages
...charity ! With no friend, but tie sworci. and no fortune, but his talents, he rushed in ihe list— where rank, and wealth, and genius— had arrayed...interest— he acknowledged no criterion, but success — he wor•hiped no God, but ambition, and, with an eastern devoiion, he knelt— at the shrine of his idolatry....
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Elocution - 1845 - 320 pages
...in the list— where rank, and wealth, and genius— had arrayed themselves, and competition—fled from him, as from the glance of destiny. He knew no...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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Recollections of Military Service, in 1813, 1814 & 1815, Through Germany ...

Thomas Morris - Great Britain - 1845 - 319 pages
...career, 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 flew from him as from the glance of destiny. He knew no motive but interest—he acknowledged...
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Recollections of Military Service: Including Some Details of the Battles of ...

Thomas Morris - Great Britain - 1845 - 319 pages
...career, 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 flew from him as from the glance of destiny. He knew no motive but interest — he acknowledged...
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