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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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American Literature, 1607-1885: The development of American thought

Charles Francis Richardson - 1886
...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." This five-hour speech against taxation without representation was a potent effort, but it cannot fairly...
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent American Statesmen, with Speeches ...

Benjamin Franklin Perry - 1887 - 612 páginas
...audience, appeared to me go away as I did, ready to take up 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, in 1776, he grew up to manhood and declared himself/rfe." The court decided that they could see no...
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Narrative and Critical History of America: The United States of North ...

Justin Winsor - 1887
...Adams, then a student of law, took notes of Otis's argument, and fifty-six years later wrote : " Then And there was the first scene of the first act of...Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born."3 This was no mere rhetorical phrase.4 The influence of this controversy in producing the Revolution...
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American Literature 1607-1885

Charles Francis Richardson - 1889
...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." This five-hour speech against taxation without representation was a potent effort, but it cannot fairly...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington, Abridged for ...

Washington Irving, John Fiske - 1887 - 618 páginas
...against writs of assistance. " Then and there," says John Adams, who was present, " was the first scene of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there American Independence was born." Another ministerial measure was to instruct the provincial governors...
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Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volumen1

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1891
...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...Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born." When the stamp act was passed, in 1765, Adams took a prominent part in a town-meeting at Braintree,...
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Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volumen1

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1888
...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." When the stamp act was passed, in 1705, Adams took a prominent part in a town-meeting at Braintree,...
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APPLETONS' CYCLOAEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY

AARON CRANDALL - 1888
...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...Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born/' When the stamp act was passed, in 1765, Adams took a prominent part in a town-meeting at Braintree,...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington : Abridged for ...

John Fiske - 1888 - 618 páginas
...against writs of assistance. " Then and there," says John Adams, who was present, " was the first scene of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there American Independence was born." Another ministerial measure was to instruct the provincial governors...
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John Adams

John Torrey Morse - 1889 - 337 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, ie, in 177G, he grew up to manhood and declared himself free." Such impassioned language, written in...
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