An Oration Delivered on the Fourth of July, 1820, in Commemoration of American Independence (Classic Reprint)by James Haig
The ceaseless course of lime has brought us to the commencement of a new year of our political existence. At this moment we are called upon to witness and to act in a spectacle the most beautiful and astonishing in nature. We come not to grace the pomp and
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The ceaseless course of lime has brought us to the commencement of a new year of our political existence. At this moment we are called upon to witness and to act in a spectacle the most beautiful and astonishing in nature. We come not to grace the pomp and pageantry of a king, nor to deck the ensanguined car of a conqueror. We follow not the mourful solemnity of an inquisitorial procession, nor watch the agonies of the immolated victim of superstition. But we are met to perform the sacred and solemn exercises of the annual Sabbath of freedom. With the millions who throng the temples of the Most High to join in the hymn of national deliverance, and to pour forth the overflowings of national gratitude, one overwhelming feeling, one exhaustless subject, fills up every avenue of thought and dispels every meaner and ungenerous affection. That feeling is the feeling of patriotism - that subject is our country. "Dear even to the savage is the land of his fathers - dear to the citizen of civilized ages are the institutions of national wisdom, and the monuments of national glory, but upon no human heart did the claims of his country ever fall so deep and irresistible as they do upon the citizen of this country."
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