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Douglass’s Debt
Music: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
British statesmen were among those who inspired the career of one of America’s greatest men, Frederick Douglass.

I MET there one of Sheridan’s mighty speeches, on the subject of Catholic Emancipation, Lord Chatham’s speech on the American War, and speeches by the great William Pitt, and by Fox.

These were all choice documents to me, and I read them over and over again, with an interest ever increasing, because it was ever gaining in intelligence; for the more I read them the better I understood them.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Though. Through.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Man. Meet. Read.

Use together in one sentence: Better. Often. Speech.

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A Little Common Sense
Music: Muzio Clementi
William Pitt the Elder doubts the wisdom of letting experts run the country.

THERE is one plain maxim, to which I have invariably adhered through life; that in every question, in which my liberty or my property were concerned, I should consult and be determined by the dictates of common sense.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Each. Every. All.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Share. Number. Rule.

Use together in one sentence: Take care. Fall. Lamentable.

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Out of Touch
Music: Francesco Geminiani
William Pitt the Elder berates Parliament for treating the public like know-nothings.

MY lords, I myself am one of the people. I myself am by birth an English elector, and join with the freeholders of England as in a common cause. Believe me, my lords, we mistake our real interest as much as our duty, when we separate ourselves from the mass of the people.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Throne. Thrown.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Make. Join. Cause.

Use together in one sentence: Throne. Harmony. Defence.

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