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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 Long Schoolroom: Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle

Allen R. Grossman - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 213 pages
...of the same speech begins: "Fellow citizens we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and tftis administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves....light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation."24 By deleting the abstract pattern of internal marks that closes the traditional line...
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Virgil Thomson: Composer on the Aisle

Anthony Tommasini - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 605 pages
...politicians at the concert will be saved from hearing Lincoln's brooding words: "Fellow Citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves." Everyone in the cultural community was waiting for Virgil Thomson's strong voice. But publicly he was...
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The American Renaissance Reconsidered

Walter Benn Michaels, Donald E. Pease - History - 1989 - 208 pages
...unmistakable, eternally situated, judged. The peroration of the same speech begins: "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration,...through which we pass, will light us down, in honor Poetics of Union in Whitman and Lincoln 197 or dishonor, the lastest generation,"24 By deleting the...
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Abraham Lincoln Wisdom and Wit

Louise Bachelder - Biography & Autobiography - 1997
...history. We and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . We — even we here—- hold the power and bear the The President seated at a table, photographed by Alexander...
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This Hallowed Ground: The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War

Bruce Catton - History - 1998 - 437 pages
...themselves from the dogmas of the past. To give freedom to the slave was to preserve it for all others, and "the fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor to the latest generation."1 It was no use. The peculiar institution's inviolability ran across the North as well...
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The Debate On the American Civil War Era

Hugh Tulloch - History - 1999 - 255 pages
...their secretarial assistance. ix Fellow citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves....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 assure...
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The Financial Services Act of 1999: Hearings Before the ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials - Banking law - 1999 - 202 pages
...STATEMENT OF HON. MARGE ROUKEMA, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY "We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves." Those words remain as true today as they were the day Abraham Lincoln uttered them in 1862 and they...
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Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens

Marianne Williamson - History - 2000 - 288 pages
...Lincoln, in his 1862 Annual Message, echo to us now: "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We . . . will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal...pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. . . . We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth." Americans...
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Banners to the Breeze: The Kentucky Campaign, Corinth, and Stones River

Earl J. Hess - History - 2000 - 252 pages
...demonstrated his genius for grasping the moment and urging others to follow his course when he said that 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...
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To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson

Charlton Heston - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 128 pages
..."We . . . cannot escape history," Lincoln said. "[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." And, "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. We must...
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