Author: Tom (---.anitex.by)
Date: 02-06-06 00:19
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Founding Fathers Quotes
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of
the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be
ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779
Those lips that Love\'s own hand did make,
Breathed forth the sound that said \'I hate\',
To me that languish\'d for her sake:
But when she saw my woeful state,
Straight in her heart did mercy come,
Chiding that tongue that ever sweet
Was us\'d in giving gentle doom;
And taught it thus anew to greet;
\'I hate\' she alter\'d with an end,
That followed it as gentle day,
Doth follow night, who like a fiend
From heaven to hell is flown away.
\'I hate\', from hate away she threw,
And sav\'d my life, saying \'not you\'.
When in disgrace with fortune and men\'s eyes
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur\'d like him, like him with friends possess\'d,
Desiring this man\'s art, and that man\'s scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts my self almost despising,
Haply I think on thee,-- and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven\'s gate,;
For thy sweet love remember\'d such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.