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Unformatted text preview: 125 125 Chapter 7 A NALYZING S YNTAX AND I MAGERY [T]he scene amidst which we stand does not permit us to confine our thoughts or our sympathies to those fearless spirits who hazarded or lost their lives on this con- secrated spot. We have the happiness to rejoice here in the presence of a most wor- thy representation of the survivors of the whole Revolutionary army. Veterans! You are the remnant of many a well-fought field. You bring with you marks of honor from Trenton and Monmouth, from Yorktown, Camden, Ben- nington, and Saratoga. Veterans of half a century! When in your youthful days you put everything at hazard in your countrys cause, good as that cause was, and san- guine as youth is, still your fondest hopes did not stretch onward to an hour like this! At a period to which you could not reasonably have expected to arrive, at a moment of national prosperity such as you could never have foreseen, you are now met here to enjoy the fellowship of old soldiers, and to receive the overflowings of a universal gratitude. But your agitated countenances and your heaving breasts inform me that even this is not an unmixed joy. I perceive that a tumult of contending feelings rushes upon you. The images of the dead, as well as the persons of the living, present themselves to you. The scene overwhelms you, and I turn from it. May the Father of all mercies smile upon your declining years, and bless them! And when you shall here have exchanged your embraces, when you shall once more have pressed the hands which have been so often extended to give succor in adversity, or grasped in the exultation of victory, then look abroad upon this lovely land which your young valor defended, and mark the happiness with which it is filled: yea, look abroad upon the whole earth, and see what a name you have contributed to give to your country, and what a praise you have added to freedom, and then rejoice in the CH07.QXD 7/30/2004 9:13 AM Page 125 126 UNIT II: GENERAL FORMS OF CRITICISM sympathy and gratitude which beam upon your last days from the improved con- dition of mankind! [Webster, 1825] *** Throw [these enclosures] away within 24 hours. The sexual abuse of children is so ugly, so unbelievable, so Satanic that no one wants to think about it. But someones got to rescue kids from incest, beatings, and rape. Momma, Momma, make him stop hurting me!! they cry. That someones you . . . and me . . . we are the ONLY ones who can stop the incest, beatings, and rape. An eight-month old baby rushed to the hospital with gonorrhea of the throat! How does an eight-month old baby get gonorrhea of the throat? You can figure it out. A booklet, How to Have Sex with Kids telling a man (1) how to pene- trate the vagina of a four-year old, (2) how to keep it hush-hush so that she does not tell her parents, and (3) that, hey . . . youre doing the kid a favor by de- flowering her. Please send a check for 1,000 dollars or 1500, or 2,000 or 20 or 100 or 50 . . . whatever.....
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