Sermons on Recent National Victories, and the National Sorrow: Preached, April 23d, 1865, in the Plymouth Church,

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Page 18 - Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired — justice. humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities with a view to an ultimate convention of the States, or other peaceable means, to the end that, at the earliest practicable moment, peace may be restored on the basis of the Federal Union of the States.
Page 19 - No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize, or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.
Page 4 - But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature ; because I have refused him : for the LORD seeth not as man seeth ; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Page 8 - With silence only as their benediction, God's angels come Where, in the shadow of a great affliction, The soul sits dumb ! Yet, would I say what thy own heart approveth : Our Father's will, Calling to Him the dear one whom He loveth, Is mercy still. Not upon thee or thine the solemn angel Hath evil wrought : Her funeral anthem is a glad evangel, — The good die not...
Page 3 - And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, "Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
Page 24 - Your border States will gladly come into the Southern Confederacy within sixty days, as we will be their only friends. England will recognize us, and a glorious future is before us. The grass will grow in the Northern cities, where the pavements have been worn off by the tread of commerce.
Page 9 - OF MARCH. — If the citizens of the Southern Confederacy will furnish me with the cash, or good securities, for the sum of One Million Dollars, I will cause the lives of Abraham Lincoln, William H. Seward, and Andrew Johnson, to be taken by the 1st of March next. This will give us peace, and satisfy the world that cruel tyrants cannot live in a land of liberty.
Page 18 - Resolved, That this convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure...
Page 8 - God calls our loved ones, but we lose not wholly What He hath given ; They live on earth, in thought "and deed, as truly As in His heaven.
Page 21 - But we who are dark, we are dark ! Ah God, we have no stars ! About our souls in care and cark Our blackness shuts like prison-bars : The poor souls crouch so far behind, That never a comfort can they find By reaching through the prison-bars.

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