Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Let us catch the divine enthusiasm

But I thank God, that American abounds in men who are superior to all temptation, whom nothing can divert from a steady pursuit of the interest of their country; who are at once its ornament and safeguard. And sure as I am, I should not icur your displeasure, if I paid a respect, so justly due to their much honored characters in this place.

. . .From them let us, my friends, take example; from them let us catch the divine enthusiasm.

John Hancock, the first to sign the Declaration of Independence
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