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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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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 396 pages
...motives as Lincoln takes on — confronts and inhabits — the thinking of his audience: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union, The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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Music for the Common Man : Aaron Copland during the Depression and War ...

Elizabeth B. Crist Assistant Professor of Musicology University of Texas at Austin - Music - 2005 - 272 pages
...cannot escape history." That is what he said, That is what Abraham Lincoln said: "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...or dishonor, to the latest generation. [. . .] We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility." He was born in Kentucky, raised in...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...the historic nature of the edict. "Fellow-citizens," he had said in his annual message in December, "•we cannot escape history. We of this Congress...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation." When Joshua Speed next came to visit, Lincoln reminded his old friend of the suicidal depression he...
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The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words

Ronald Cedric White - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 448 pages
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history.. .the fiery trial through which we pass, will light...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.. .In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free... We shall nobly save or meanly lose,...
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The Task of Criticism: Essays on Philosophy, History, and Community

John William Miller, Vincent Colapietro - Philosophy - 2005 - 372 pages
...York: Library of America, 1989). Lincoln stated near the close of his 1862 address: "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history...the fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation...In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free...We shall nobly save or...
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American Science Fiction TV: Star Trek, Stargate, and Beyond

Jan Johnson-Smith - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 322 pages
...we must rise to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. We shall nobly win or meanly lose our last best hope of Earth.' 26 Superficially,...
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Lines in the Dirt: Some Works Of 1978-2004

Victor Chen - History - 2005 - 527 pages
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Life of Abraham Lincoln Part One V2 Draw

Ida M. Tarbell - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 240 pages
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