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Excerpt from The American Spirit: As Expressed in the First Settlement of New England and Selections From Other OrationsThe object of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Celebration is to arouse and strengthen the true American spirit. No writer or speaker hasMoreExcerpt from The American Spirit: As Expressed in the First Settlement of New England and Selections From Other OrationsThe object of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Celebration is to arouse and strengthen the true American spirit. No writer or speaker has better expressed that spirit than Daniel Webster. These two thoughts have brought about the present publication. The First Settlement of New England is the most complete and appropriate for this occasion of Websters patriotic speeches. Selections from the other orations have been added, wherever passages have been found setting forth in a forceful way the American idea. There have been included also a brief list of poems embodying the same idea, a list of pictures illustrating episodes of the Pilgrims journey, and a pageant which has been successfully given.The biographical material is largely a group of selections brought together from eminent sources to illustrate how Webster himself was a development of the American ideal. For the use of the quotations, particularly from Lodges Daniel Webster, Houghton Mifflin & Co.- Curtiss Life of Daniel Webster, Appleton- McMasters Daniel Webster, Century- as well as for the text of the orations which is taken from the National Edition of Websters Writings and Speeches, grateful acknowledgment is made to the publishers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.