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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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Curbing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Ian Bellany - History - 2013 - 240 pages
...save Peace. The world knows that we do. We, even we here, hold the power and have the responsibility. 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....
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...generation. ... In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free." And so, in the end, "we shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth."9' On December 13, the war's "fiery trial" continued in the eastern theatre. Burnside was ready...
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The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the ...

James Oakes - History - 2007 - 328 pages
...generation," the President said. "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth ."To that end Lincoln proposed a series of constitutional amendments that would resolve the legal uncertainties...
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The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy

Frank Van der Linden - History - 2007 - 308 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....save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Lincoln's appeal did not receive the attention it deserved. The members of Congress, back in Washington...
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Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History

Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith - Education - 2007 - 176 pages
...President Lincoln, December 1862 "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth." Confederate President Davis, April 1882 "Our cause was so just, so sacred, that had I known all that...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 pages
...we do know how to savc it. We — even we here — hold the power, and bear the responsibilitv . . . Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a wav which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and ( lod must forever bless." Thus ended the-...
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Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made ...

Michael Knox Beran - History - 2007 - 496 pages
...deep an interest as America. In his annual message to Congress Lincoln alluded to the world crisis: We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth. "Bad Times, Worse Coming" • 169 aggressive despotisms, armed with all the new powers of steam and...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - Literary Collections - 2007 - 516 pages
..." importance to the free than to the enslaved." He knew what depended on the issue and he said : " We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, " best hope of earth." IV. '"PHEN came a crisis in the North. It became •* clearer and clearer to Lincoln's mind, day by...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 272 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 CW V: 518-537 (518, 527-529, 537) We might summarize Lincoln's phrase "last best hope...
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America on the World Stage: A Global Approach to U.S. History

Organization of American Historians - History - 2008 - 322 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....the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.8 The discussion of these documents centers on questions such as: 1. Why does Lincoln think the...
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