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James Otis the Prerevolutionist

By Ridpath, John Clark

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Title: James Otis the Prerevolutionist  
Author: Ridpath, John Clark
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Ridpath, J. C. (n.d.). James Otis the Prerevolutionist. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Excerpt: THE CHARACTER OF JAMES OTIS BY CHARLES K. EDMUNDS, PH. D. In viewing Washington as the ?Father? of our country, as he certainly was in a sense which we of to?day are coming more and more to appreciate, in classing Hamilton and Jefferson as brothers of Washington in his great work, and in ascribing to Franklin even a greater share in establishing ?The United States of America? than to any of these three, we are apt to forget those patriots who did so much to keep alive the spirit of liberty and justice in our land during the troublesome times preceding the actual rupture between England and her American Colonies. While we ascribe great and merited praise to those who not only helped to lay the foundation but also actually began to build the superstructure of our nationhood, let us not forget those who by reason of the slightly earlier day in which they strove needed even a clearer vision to follow the same plans. They labored before the day had dawned, and yet they held ever before them the same high?minded general principles of liberty and justice which actuated the lives of those who took up their work after them, when the light of Independence was fast breaking on our shores. Among these pre?revolutionists there is none more worthy of remembrance and admiration than James Otis, the foremost advocate of his time in the Colonies. Very vigorously he toiled in sowing seed the fruits of which he himself was not to see, but which under the nurture of other able hands and in the providence of the God of Nations budded at last into ?The Great Republic.? Thus it becomes the purpose of this article to recall briefly the most striking characteristics of him whose name must always be intimately associated with the ardent debates and the troublesome events which foreshadowed the great struggle between the greatest of colonizing nations and her greatest Colonies.

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Table of Contents: James Otis The Pre?Revolutionist, 1 -- John Clark Ridpath, 1 -- THE CHARACTER OF JAMES OTIS BY CHARLES K. EDMUNDS, PH. D, 27 -- JAMES OTIS. [1725 ? 1783.] By G. Mercer Adam[3], 43 -- JAMES OTIS ON THE WRITS OF ASSISTANCE February, 1761, 48 -- JAMES OTIS ON THE STAMP ACT. An Oration Delivered Before the Governor and Council -- In Boston, December 20, 1765, 50 -- ANECDOTES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF OTIS, ETC. OTIS AND HIS FELLOW PATRIOTS, 51 -- OTIS AND ADAMS, 52 -- OTIS AS AN AUTHOR, 53 -- THE TOWN MEETING, 53 -- JAMES OTIS AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, 54 -- INFLUENCE OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, 54 -- THE ANCESTORS OF JAMES OTIS, 55 -- COL. BARRE ON JAMES OTIS, 55 -- THE GENEROSITY OF OTIS, 56 -- JOHN ADAMS ON OTIS, 56 -- OTIS COMPARED WITH RANDOLPH, 56 -- ORATORICAL POWERS, 57 -- THE ELOQUENCE OF OTIS, 57 -- OTIS COMPARED WITH AMERICAN ORATORS, 58 -- OTIS COMPARED WITH ENGLISH ORATORS, 58 -- PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, 58 -- PORTRAIT OF OTIS, 59 -- THE SOURCE AND OCCASION OF THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, 59 -- STAMPS AND THE STAMP ACT, 59 -- THE STAMPS, 60 -- THE MINUTE?MAN OF THE REVOLUTION, 60 -- THE BOSTON COMMON SCHOOLS, 60 -- ENGLAND AND AMERICA, 60 -- THE UNIVERSITIES AND THE MEN OF THE REVOLUTION, 61 -- EARL PERCY AND YANKEE DOODLE, 61 -- STORY OF JAMES OTIS. FOR A SCHOOL OR CLUB PROGRAMME, 62 -- PROGRAMME FOR A JAMES OTIS EVENING, 65 -- QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW, 66 -- CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE IN THE LIFE OF JAMES OTIS, 67

 

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