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" Both parties deprecated war ; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive ; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. "
Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency - Page 333
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
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A Religious History of the American People

Sydney E. Ahlstrom - Religion - 2004 - 1192 pages
...Baptist who never lost hold of the proposition that nations and men are instruments of the Almighty. Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but...
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Shelby Foote and the Art of History: Two Gates to the City

James Panabaker - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 238 pages
...military matters or venture a prediction as to the outcome, though his hope was high in that regard. "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. . . . Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained....
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The Spiritual Abraham Lincoln

V. Neil Wyrick - Religion - 2004 - 110 pages
...to a nation now crisscrossed with scars and the agony of it spilled forth as his words reached out. "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...other would accept war rather than let it perish.... Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away....
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The American Civil War

Cole Christian Kingseed - History - 2004 - 185 pages
...it without war — seeking to dissolve the Union." War came only when "one of them [the Confederacy] would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other [the North] would accept war rather than let it perish." He mentioned as well the role of slavery in...
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Reconstruction: A Primary Source History of the Struggle to Unite the North ...

Timothy Flanagan - History - 2004 - 64 pages
...insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war— seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away....
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From Perception to Meaning: Image Schemas in Cognitive Linguistics

Beate Hampe, Joseph E. Grady - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 485 pages
...of the address appears at the end of the second paragraph. Lincoln says of the North and South: [9] Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came, [italics in original] This sentence exhibits four distinct force-dynamic patterns that advance a causal...
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The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy

Thomas Goodrich - History - 2005 - 374 pages
...encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured. . . . Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.14 With excitement racing through the throng, many anxiously pressed forward, eager to catch every...
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Sins Of The Parents: Politics Of National Apologies In The U.S.

Brian Weiner - Political Science - 2009 - 256 pages
...war, but rather than blaming the South for attempting to dissolve the Union, Lincoln simply states: "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came."75 Seemingly an act of nature, beyond the control of human agency, the war came, as a storm comes....
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...toward an impending civil-war. "All dreaded it — all sought to avert it...Both parties deprecated the war, but one of them would make war rather than let...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. "The slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the...
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South Carolina Goes to War, 1860-1865

Charles Edward Cauthen - History - 2005 - 260 pages
...means. Once the Palmetto State seceded and once state after state followed it out of the Union, one side "would make war rather than let the nation survive,...other would accept war rather than let it perish," as Abraham Lincoln later said so memorably, adding, "and the war came." 2 South Carolina had long been...
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