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The Penguin book of historic speeches

Author: Brian MacArthur
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches, Brian MacArthur demonstrates that the greatest oratory of the past (whether from Pitt and Burke or Mirabeau and Robespierre) and the present (from Disraeli and Gladstone to Frances Wright, Emmeline Pankhurst and Vaclav Havel) can be placed alongside the work of artists, poets and priests and read with the same pleasure, as well as the profit that comes from understanding  Read more...
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Penguin book of historic speeches.
London ; New York : Viking, 1995
(OCoLC)604331146
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian MacArthur
ISBN: 0670848557 9780670848553
OCLC Number: 33836653
Description: xxiii, 503 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ancient times --
Of commoners & kings --
The birth of the United States --
Clashes amongst the gladiators --
The rights of man --
Towards Civil War --
The age of improvement --
The age of Lincoln --
The cry of Ireland --
Women's liberation --
A century of war & revolution. Ancient times: Thou shalt not / Moses (c. 1250 BC) --
Athens crowns her sons / Pericles (431 BC) --
No evil can happen to a good man / Socrates (399 BC) --
I have always made common cause with the people / Demosthenes (330 BC) --
Among us you can dwell no longer / Marcus Tullius Cicero (63 BC) --
Blessed are the ppor in spirit / Jesus of Nazareth (c. 33) --
Turn thy face towards the sacred mosque / Muhammad (7th c.). Of commoners and kings: We do not wish to molest you / Ethelbert (597) --
Be ye the avengers of noble blood / William the Conqueror (1066) --
Cast of the yoke of bondage / John Ball (1381) --
I shall declare unto you my very faith / Thomas Cranmer (1556) --
I have the heart and stomach of a king (1588) ; To be a king (1601) / Queen Elizabeth I --
Kings are justly called gods (1609) / King James I --
The exchequer ... is empty ... the jewels pawned (1628) / Sir John Eliot --
You, your estates, your posterity, lie at the stake! (1641) / Thoomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford --
He should perish by the justice of that law which he would have subverted (1641) ; The cry of all England (1642) / John Pym --
The poorest he (1647) / Thomas Rainborowe --
I go from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown (1649) / King Charles I --
In the name of God, go! (1653) ; Let God be the judge between me and you (1658). The birth of the United States: We shall be as a city upon a hill (1630) / John Winthrop --
The cause of liberty (1735) / Andrew Hamilton --
A man's house is his castle (1761) / James Otis --
I rejoice that America has resisted (1766) ; The kingdom is undone (1775) ; You cannot conquer America (1777) --
If we must fail, let us fall like men! (1778) / William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham --
The tremendous bar of God (1774) / John Hancock --
The spirit of American liberty (1775) / Edmund Burke --
Give me liberty, or give me death (1775) / Patrick Henry --
Be yourselves, O Americans (1776)/ Samuel Adams --
I agree to this Constitution with all its faults / Benjamin Franklin (1787) --
The thing is a dream (1788) / Alexander Hamilton. Clashes among the gladiators: I am conscious of no crime (1741) / Sir Robert Walpole --
Where law ends, there tyranny begins (1770) / William Pitt, Ist Earl of Chatham --
He is not a member of Bristol, but he is a member of Parliament (1774) ; He is doing indeed a great good (1783) ; I impeach Warren Hastings (1788) / Edmund Burke --
The wounds given to the Constitution ... are still bleeding (1775) / John Wilkes --
The most odious species of tyranny (1783) ; What is the difference between an absolute and a limited monarchy (1783) / Charles James Fox --
Justice ... august and pure (1788)
Other Titles: Historic speeches
Responsibility: edited by Brian MacArthur.

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A companion volume to the "Penguin Book of 20th Century Speeches". It goes further back, to the pre-modern speeches: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Robespierre, Gladstone's Midlothian Campaign, Nelson  Read more...

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