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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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Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech A

Carl Schurz, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson - History - 2005 - 196 pages
...seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war ; bat one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive ; and the other would accept war rather thaa let it perish. And the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed...
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 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. One must sympathize with Lincoln's opposition. There were none among them, indeed few in the long flow...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...have controlled me." Another example of Lincoln's fatalism comes from his second inaugural address: "Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would...war rather than let it perish, and the war came." Here Lincoln states that "one of them" (the South) "would make war," and "the other" (Lincoln and the...
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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War ...

James F. Simon - History - 2006 - 324 pages
...eloquently reflected in his brief speech. He explained the meaning of the war in spare, impersonal terms. "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...other would accept war rather than let it perish," he said. Slavery was the cause of the war, he contended, but he refused to blame the South beyond observing...
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Quick Hits for Educating Citizens

James L. Perry, Steven Jones - Education - 2006 - 168 pages
...it without war — seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation (conscience). Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...the other would accept war rather than let it perish (conscience and reason). And the war came. Great works of fiction can be illuminated by the triple...
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Mrs Keckly Sends Her Regards

Tim Jorgenson - Fiction - 2007 - 236 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. Some may have nodded a Yes to those words but the crowd stood all ears. The President continued. One...
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Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop ...

Matthew S. Holland - Religion - 2007 - 336 pages
...agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war — seeking to dissol[v]e the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated...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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This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War

James M. McPherson - History - 2007 - 272 pages
...extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war. . . . Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came."1 These sentences have framed arguments about the causes of the Civil War for a century and a...
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Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made ...

Michael Knox Beran - History - 2007 - 496 pages
...anxiously directed to an impending civil-war. All dreaded it — all sought to avert it. ... Both sides deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. . . . 236 • FORGE OF EMPIRES Cotton than that of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, Lincoln invoked...
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Divine Parodies & Holy Histories: With Select Poems

Paul Hughes - Religion - 2007 - 104 pages
...who were once bitter enemies in time of war have now become one. Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would...would accept war rather than let it perish — and war came. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict...
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