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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 4

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 185,052 / 534 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.5
LoC Categories: P, AC
Downloads: 916
Added to site: 2007.08.15
mnybks.net#: 17945
Origin: gutenberg.org
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stimony to the rights of mankind, bequeathing to their country an assurance of success in the mighty struggle which they began. Their names are held in grateful remembrance, and the expanding millions of their countrymen renew and multiply their praise from generation to generation. They fulfilled their duty not from the accidental impulse of the moment; their action was the slowly ripened fruit of Providence and of time. The light that led them on was combined of rays from the whole history of the race; from the traditions of the Hebrews in the gray of the world's morning; from the heroes and sages of republican Greece and Rome; from the example of Him who died on the cross for the life of humanity; from the religious creed which proclaimed the divine presence in man, and on this truth, as in a life-boat, floated the liberties of nations over the dark flood of the Middle Ages; from the customs of the Germans transmitted out of their forests to the councils of Saxon England; from the burning faith and courage

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