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" Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 407
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...December i, Lincoln tried to summarize the progress of the war and its shifting goals. "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the last generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how...
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Best of Intentions: America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation

Henry D. Sokolski - History - 2001 - 196 pages
...for our deliberation. I quote, paraphrasing slightly: "We cannot escape history. We of this meeting will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal...or another of us. The fiery trial through which we are passing will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. "We say we are for Peace....
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Best of Intentions: America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation

Henry D. Sokolski - Political Science - 2001 - 188 pages
...significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we are passing will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. "We say we are for Peace. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save Peace. The world...
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From Rail-splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860 ...

Gary L. Bunker - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 410 pages
...I beg to state that we cannot hope to escape History, who will be after us with a very sharp stick. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. My own hopes of being spared on the latter count are consequently dashed, in which I share a disappointment...
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Lincoln's Vision

James Dudley Woolf - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 198 pages
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Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln - United States-Politics and government-1857-1861 - 1989 - 1110 pages
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The Civil War: A History

Harry Hansen - History - 2002 - 676 pages
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Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq: Markup ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations - Iraq - 2002 - 197 pages
...difficult, but our only real option is to act. Over a century ago in another conflict Lincoln said, "We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation." Those same words apply to us here today. A century ago, Britain stood majestically at the height of...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 356 pages
...presidency gave Lincoln's mind still more ease in this respect. "Fellow-citizens," he said in 1862, "we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation."40 To Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton he read aloud Fitz-Greene Halleck's poem "Marco...
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