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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, SPEECHES
VIEW OF AMERICA; CHARACTER OF
BONAPARTE; BIOGRAPHY, &c. &c.
BY T. O'CONNOR,
PRINTED FOR THE EDITOR.
THE Compiler of this work, having submitted his plan to a very respectable literary friend, had it returned, with the following character of the SELECTIONS, which is now given as an appropriate
66 To the Man of taste, who would add a truly valuable volume to his library; to the student, who would acquire a pure and classical style; to the parent, who would place in the hands of his child, the productions of some of the best orators, writers, and statesmen of the present age, this compilation will be found of great intrinsic value. The good will find in it much to commend ; the captious, little on which to fasten the talons of envy, while the most scrupulous moralist will not encounter a line to shock his feelings, or to alarm his apprehensions. No work, of equal magnitude, hitherto, published in the United States, presents more tal. ent, or will give more satisfaction to the reader. The lover of eloquence will dwell on it with rapture; and the man of letters of whatever country or profession, will find in it a sumptuous entertainment for the mind. The American, the Irishman, the Englishman, the Scotchman, and the Frenchiman, will each find flowers of their respective nations, collected into a bouquet, on which each may gaze with satisfaction and delight.”