Men of Our Times; Or, Leading Patriots of the Day: Being Narratives of the Lives and Deeds of Statesmen, Generals, and Orators. Including Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Lincoln, Grant, Garrison, Sumner, Chase, Wilson, Greeley, Farragut, Andrew, Colfax, Stanton, Douglas, Buckingham, Sherman, Sheridan, Howard, Phillips and Beecher
Hartford Publishing Company, 1868 - Generals - 575 pages
This volume contains brief biographical sketches of several leading politicians, clergymen, reformers and thinkers of Harriet Beecher Stowe's day, including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass.
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Page 40 - A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved, I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push...
Page 80 - With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive...
Page 335 - ... in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Besides those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak ? who is offended, and I burn not?
Page 68 - If the Almighty Ruler of Nations, with his eternal truth and justice, be on your side of the North, or on yours of the South, that truth 292 and that justice will surely prevail by the judgment of this great tribunal of the American people.
Page 71 - The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
Page 68 - The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government...
Page 79 - Woe unto the world because of offences ; for it must needs be that offences come, but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh.
Page 55 - If our sense of duty forbids this, then let us stand by our duty, fearlessly and effectively. Let us be diverted by none of those sophistical contrivances wherewith we are so industriously plied and...
Page 66 - But I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and, if it be the pleasure of Almighty God, to die by.
Page 67 - I trust this will not be regarded as a menace, but only as the declared purpose of the Union that it will constitutionally defend and maintain itself.