I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking;
so full of valor that they smote the air, for breathing in their faces, beat the ground for kissing of their feet.
He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. The fabled birth of Minerva, from the brain of Jove, was hardly more sudden or more perfect than the financial system of the United States, as it burst forth from the conceptions of Alexander Hamilton.
The rain to the wind said, You push and I'll pelt.
' They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged--though not dead. I know how the flowers felt.
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