Selections, From Several Literary Works: Comprising the Declaration of Independence, Speeches of Phillips, Tallmadge, Emmet, Curran, &C.; Poetry by Moore; Picture of England; View of America; Character of Bonaparte; Biography, &C. &C (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Selections, From Several Literary Works: Comprising the Declaration of Independence, Speeches of Phillips, Tallmadge, Emmet, Curran, &C.; Poetry by Moore; Picture of England; View of America; Character of Bonaparte; Biography, &C. &C
I will h'ot dwell upon that night of horror; I will not harrow you with its heart-fending recital. But, imagine you see him, when the day had dawned, returning wretched to his deserted dwelling - seeing, in every chamber a memorial of his loss. And hearing every tongueless object eloquent in his woe. Imagine you see him in the reverse of his grief, trying to persuade himself it was all a vision and awakened only to the horrid truth by his helpless children asking him for their marker l - Gentlemen, this is not a picture of the fancy: it literally occurred there is something less of romance in the reﬂection which his children awakened in the mind of their afiiicted father he ordered that they should be immediately habited in mournin How rational sometimes are the ravings of insanity t For all the pugoses of mater nal life, poor innocents, they have no mother; her tongue no move can teach, her hand no more can tend them; for them there is not' speculation in her eyes, to them her life is som ing worse than death as if the awful grave had yawned her forth. 5. Moves before them, shrouded all in sin, the guilty burden of its peaceiess sepulchre. Better. Far better. Their little feet had followed in her funeral, than that the hour which taught her value should reveal her vice mourning her loss, they might have blessed her memory, and shame need not have rolled its fires into the fountain of their sorrow.
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