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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: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 427
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
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The World War and Its Consequences: Being Lectures in the Course on ...

William Herbert Hobbs - Europe - 1919 - 446 pages
...are at all times ready for war." — GEORGE WASHINGTON. "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. No personal significance or insignificance can spare...in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last,...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Play

John Drinkwater - 1919 - 112 pages
...preservation of the Union. Hook: I entirely agree. Lincoln: Gentlemen, we cannot escape history. We of this administration will be remembered in spite of...or insignificance can spare one or another of us. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the...
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The War and Education

Andrew Fleming West - Education - 1919 - 87 pages
...Independence and of the glorious defence of Verdun. Listen and you shall hear Lincoln's answering voice: "The fiery trial through which we pass will light...in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth." Let us listen again in the quiet of...
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Educational Sociology

William Estabrook Chancellor - Sociology - 1919 - 422 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...in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth." — Annual Message to Congress, December,...
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Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen ..., Volume 2, Part 4

Thomas H. Dickinson - Drama - 1921 - 734 pages
...preservation of the Union. HOOK. I entirely agree. LINCOLN. Gentlemen, we cannot escape history. We of this administration will be remembered in spite of...or insignificance can spare one or another of us. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...and then we shall save our country." "Fellow-citizens," he began his concluding paragraph, "we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it." Now the time had come...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - History - 1996 - 162 pages
...Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 8, p. 155. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1 990). REMEMBRANCE We of this Congress and this administration will be...or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. "Annual Message to Congress," December 1 , 1 862, reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln,...
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Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War

James M. McPherson - History - 1996 - 272 pages
...Gettysburg. "Fellowcitizens, we cannot escape history," he told Congress — and the American people. "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." For America, Lincoln insisted,...
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Private Needs, Public Selves: Talk about Religion in America, Volume 10

John K. Roth - Religion - 1997 - 262 pages
...anew. We must disenthrall our selves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . We — even we here— hold the power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we...
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The Strange Sad War Revolving: Walt Whitman, Reconstruction, and the ...

Luke Mancuso - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 152 pages
...for qualified emancipation of Southern black Americans with a warning: "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration,...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation" (Lincoln V, 537). Though Appomattox was two and a half years away, Lincoln's rhetoric had started to...
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