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" The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the honourable gentleman has, with such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny; but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose follies may cease... "
Everybody's Writing-desk Book - Page 6
by Charles Nisbet, Don Lemon - 1892 - 310 pages
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The World's Famous Orations, Volume 3

William Jennings Bryan, Francis Whiting Halsey - 1906
...in 1768; resigned on account of ill health in 1708; made his last appearance In Parliament In 1778. THE atrocious crime of being a young man, which the...such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny ; but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose...
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Lincoln, Master of Men: A Study in Character

Alonzo Rothschild - 1906 - 531 pages
...Horace Walpole, beginning, according to the Johnsonian version, with " The atrocious crime of beiug a young man, which the honorable gentleman has with such spirit and decency charged upon me." The Englishman was five years older, at the time of its delivery, than Lincoln was when he spoke ;...
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Exercises in English Grammar (for the Grades and Review Classes)

M. A. Morse - 1909 - 128 pages
...hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the house? — Patrick Henry. 11. The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the...with such spirit and decency charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny, but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose...
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Natural Drills in Expression, with Selections: A Series of Exercises ...

Arthur Edward Phillips - 1909 - 367 pages
...Reply to Mr. Walpole. WILLIAM PITT. The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the honourable gentleman has, with such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny; but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose...
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Great Speeches and how to Make Them

Grenville Kleiser - 1911 - 391 pages
...antagonist. One of his best known speeches is the Reply to Walpole, from which this extract is taken : The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the...such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny, but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose...
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Famous Speeches

Herbert Woodfield Paul - 1911 - 456 pages
...Horace Walpole House of Commons. 1740 THE atrocious crime of being a young man, which the Honourable Gentleman has with such spirit and decency charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny, but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose...
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A DOCTOR'S TABLE TALK

JAMES G. MUMFORD - 1912
...serene contentment. Build me no fires; let me tend mine own." CHAPTER VIII Reflections — Ambrose Pare "'THE atrocious crime of being a young man, which...such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny; but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose...
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Studies in Reading

James William Searson, George Ellsworth Martin - 1912
...with whatever magnificence of language, or appearance of zeal, honesty, or compassion. PITT'S REPLY The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the...such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny; but content myself with hoping that I may be one of those whose...
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The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts ..., Volume 5

Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines - 1912
...January 1741, he delivered the speech reported by Johnson for the 'Gentleman's Magazine,1 beginning, "The atrocious crime of being a young man, which the...with such spirit and decency charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny." But it is probable that there is more of Johnson than of Pitt...
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Selections for Oral Reading

Claude Moore Fuess - 1914 - 326 pages
...weakly productions of his abusive contemporaries. WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM0 REPLY TO WALPOLE° THE atrocious crime of being a young man, which the...such spirit and decency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate or deny ; but content myself with wishing that I may be one 5 of those...
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