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" Every man of an immense crowded audience appeared to me to go away as I did, ready to take arms against writs of assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there the... "
A Selection of Eulogies: Pronounced in the Several States, in Honor of Those ... - Página 262
1826 - 426 páginas
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The Historical Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the ..., Volumen8

John Ward Dean, George Folsom, John Gilmary Shea, Henry Reed Stiles, Henry Barton Dawson - 1864
...the Colonies. James Otis's great speech in the famous Cause of the Writs of Assistance in 1761 — the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain — declared the rights of man inherent and inalienable. In that speech the poor negroes were not forgotten....
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The Nation and the Constitution: An Oration Delivered Before the City ...

Jeremiah Lewis Diman - 1866 - 23 páginas
...thankful that its shell, if nothing more, is spared, — was " the first scene," as John Adams declared, " of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain," when James Otis, " a flame of fire," blazed out in burning argument against Writs of Assistance, and...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

Robert Charles Winthrop - 1867 - 637 páginas
...audience appeared to me to go away, as I did, ready to take arms against writs of assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of...the child Independence was born. In fifteen years, namely, in 1776, he grew up to manhood, and declared himself free." What a picture is. this to have...
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Memoirs of the Life and Reign of King George the Third, Volumen1

John Heneage Jesse - 1867
...crowded audience appeared to mo to go away as I did, ready to take Arms against Writs of Assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of...Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born." Tudor's Life of James Otis, pp. 60, 61 . Otis was struck dead by lightning, while leaning on his walking-cane...
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Documents of the City of Boston, Volumen2

Boston (Mass.). City Council - 1869
...thankful that its shell, if nothing more, is spared, — was " the first scene," as John Adams declared, " of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain," when James Otis, " a flame of fire," blazed out in burning argument against Writs of Assistance, and...
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Fanaticism: A Sermon Delivered Before the Executive and Legislative ...

Charles E. Grinnell - 1871 - 61 páginas
...was best of what they had left behind would follow them to these shores." tion to the arbitrary claim of Great Britain: then and there the child Independence was born. In fifteen years, namely in 1776, he grew up to Manhood and declared himself free." — ADAMS'S Works, vol. x., pp. 247-8....
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volumen10

Charles Sumner - 1874
...audience appeared to me to go away, as I did, ready to take arms against Writs of Assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of...Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born."2 But this great birth is inseparably associated with the principle, then and there declared,...
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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - 1875 - 536 páginas
...audience appeared to me to go away, as I did, ready to take arms against writs of assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of...Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born." C. Sumner. CCLXXXII. THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LOUISIANA. restoration of Louisiana to the Union of States,...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volumen10

Charles Sumner - 1876
...audience appeared to me to go away, as I did, ready to take arms against Writs of Assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of...Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born."2 But this great birth is inseparably associated with the principle, then and there declared,...
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CELEBRATION BY THE INHABITANTS OF WORCESTER, MASS., OF THE CENTENNIAL ...

1876
...have grown with years, " Otis was a flame of fire. American independence was then and there born. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of...opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain." Treating the drama of which he speaks as the united opposition of the colonies, the remark is just....
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