Never, I say, had a country so many openings to happiness as this

Never, I say, had a country so many openings to happiness as this. Her cause was good. Her principles just and liberal. Her temper serene and firm. The remembrance then of what is past, if it operates rightly must inspire her with the most laudable of an ambition, that of adding to the fair fame she began with. The world has seen her great adversity. Let then, the world see that she can bear prosperity; and that her honest virtue in time of peace is equal to the bravest virtue in time of war.