The Principles of the Revolution

This excerpt from an address made by Josiah Quincy III, Congressman, Mayor of Boston, and President of Harvard University, on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the American independence, was transcribed by me in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: the-principles-of-the-revolution.pdf

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The National Flag

What does a national flag represent? Henry Ward Beecher (1813–87), a prominent American clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, made these remarks to the Brooklyn 14th Regiment, bound for the battlefield in 1861. Here they are in Anniversary, written by yours truly. Attachment: the-national-flag.pdf

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Courage in the Use of Talent

This motivational essay by English writer and Anglican cleric Rev. Sydney Smith, urges all not to be afraid to use our talents to get ahead in life. I transcribed it in Centennial for the blog. Attachment: courage-in-the-use-of-talent.pdf

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The Rhine – River of Romance and Beauty

The Rhine, during its course from the Alps to the North Sea, passes through four countries and constitutes six different country borders. It is is one of Europe’s most spellbinding rivers, with hillside castles, lush vineyards, and storybook villages all around. This selection written by me in Anniversary talks about this magnificent river. Attachment: the-rhine-river-of-romance-and-beauty.pdf

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My Faith

Dr. Victor Francis Hess was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936 for his discovery of the cosmic rays, the high-energy radiation originating outside of the Solar System that strikes the Earth’s atmosphere. In this interesting essay written in 1946, Dr. Hess explains how his religious beliefs are in harmony with science. I wrote…

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Talk: A Tale from Africa

This entertaining story was adapted from the book The Cow-tail Switch: And Other West African Stories by American anthropologists and folklorists Harold Courlander and George Herzog, and was written by yours truly in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: talk-a-tale-from-africa.pdf

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Novae

In this essay from her book Beyond the Solar System, Bertha Morris Parker discusses the astronomical event known as a nova (novae or novas in plural) and how they were discovered. I rewrote it in Centennial Gregg for the blog. Attachment: novae.pdf

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