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The 4th Of July A Holiday In Verse

Thomas Paine

The Fourth of July – A Holiday in Verse. On 29th November 1775 Thomas Jefferson said “Believe me, dear Sir, there is not, in the British Empire, a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist, before I yield to such a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose, and in this I think I speak the sentiments of America”. The War for Independence had already started some months previously and with no prospect of a reconciliation it was on the 4th of July 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was announced by the Continental Congress and that the thirteen colonies no longer considered themselves part of the British Empire and were now an Independent Nation – The United States of America. Their proclamation of independence set human history on a new path. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that amongst these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Here our poets reflect on why this day is so proudly celebrated each and every year.

The Fourth of July – A Holiday in Verse. On 29th November 1775 Thomas Jefferson said “Believe me, dear Sir, there is not, in the British Empire, a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist, before I yield to such a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose, and in this I think I speak the sentiments of America”. The War for Independence had already started some months previously and with no prospect of a reconciliation it was on the 4th of July 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was announced by the Continental Congress and that the thirteen colonies no longer considered themselves part of the British Empire and were now an Independent Nation – The United States of America. Their proclamation of independence set human history on a new path. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that amongst these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Here our poets reflect on why this day is so proudly celebrated each and every year.
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The Fourth of July – A Holiday in Verse. On 29th November 1775 Thomas Jefferson said “Believe me, dear Sir, there is not, in the British Empire, a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist, before I yield to such a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose, and in this I think I speak the sentiments of America”. The War for Independence had already started some months previously and with no prospect of a reconciliation it was on the 4th of July 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was announced by the Continental Congress and that the thirteen colonies no longer considered themselves part of the British Empire and were now an Independent Nation – The United States of America. Their proclamation of independence set human history on a new path. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that amongst these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Here our poets reflect on why this day is so proudly celebrated each and every year.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emma Lazarus, John Pierpoint, John Michael MacDonald, Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe

Length:

1h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:27