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" We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 171
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...dishonor, to the latest generation.. .In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free... We shall nobly save or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth... The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever, and...
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Democratic Faith

Patrick Deneen - Political Science - 2009 - 388 pages
...triumphalism of most major Northern theologians, see 422-445. 33. Cited in ibid., 423. 34. Ibid., 432. 35. "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth" ( " 1 862 Annual Message to Congress," 2:415); "I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....will forever applaud, and God must forever bless. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. DECEMBER 1, 1862. During the session, the Opposition leaders, elated with their recent...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the/ree — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....will forever applaud, and God must forever bless. Could Lincoln have attained such heights of eloquence on behalf of a plan that he knew was certain...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free— ed upon Annual Message to Congress, 1 Dec. 1862 38 I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within...
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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - History - 2006 - 272 pages
...how to save the Union ... In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free—honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall...save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth." 93 A constitutional amendment required the agreement of two-thirds of the Congress and ratification...
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Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865

Eric J. Sundquist - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 254 pages
...knows we do know how to save it. ... In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve....shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope on earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. This way is plain, peaceful, generous, just...
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Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush

Gary Scott Smith - Religion - 2006 - 680 pages
...in December 1862, "we assure freedom to the free. . . . The way is plain, peaceful, generous, [and] just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless."292 In issuing the Emancipation Proclamation on January i, 1863, which freed the slaves only...
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J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life

the late Abraham Pais - Science - 2006 - 400 pages
...[regarding atomic issues]." As a closing remark Baruch dramatically paraphrased Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865): "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just— a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud."392...
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The Two Faces of Liberalism: How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st ...

Gordon Lloyd - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 420 pages
...dishonor to the latest generation... We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth. The way is plain, a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud." Republicans and fellow-Americans!...
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