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Select the correct text in the passage.In this speech by Patrick Henry, he tries to convince his fellow Virginians that they should oppose the British government and become independent. In whichset of sentences does he most clearly state his commitment to seeking independence?No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. Butdifferent men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if,entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no timefor ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country.Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song ofthat siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed tobe of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? Formy part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost. I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopeswith which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been latelyreceived? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet.It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun The next gale thatsweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms Our brethren are already in the field Why stand we here idle? What isit that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid itAlmighty God I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death

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152 cents Ricard Roland
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I think it's "is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

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