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" It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 171
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: An Address

Clark Ezra Carr - Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 - 1906 - 92 pages
...we cannot consecrate — we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our power to add...work that they have thus far so nobly carried on." And, to make the argument stronger, to clinch it, as we would say, he repeats, "It is rather for us...
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Publication, Issue 11

Illinois State Historical Society - Illinois - 1906
...dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add...work that they have thus far so nobly carried on;" and to make the argument stronger, to clinch it, we would say, he repeats, "It is rather for us to...
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Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library, Illinois ..., Issue 11

Illinois State Historical Library - Illinois - 1906
...dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add...work that they have thus far so nobly carried on:" and to make the argument stronger, to clinch it, we would say. he repeats, "It is rather for us to...
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Modern history

Israel Smith Clare - World history - 1906
...forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work they have thus far so 'nobly carried on. It is rather...take increased devotion to the cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volumes 1-2

William Eleazar Barton - 1925
...work that they for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who have thus far so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great we here be dedicated to the great have thus far so nobly carried on. [Applause.]...
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Papers in Illinois History and Transactions

Illinois State Historical Society - Illinois - 1906
...dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add...work that they have thus far so nobly carried on;" and to make the argument stronger, to clinch it, we would say, he repeats, "It is rather for us to...
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Records, Volume 27

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - 1925
...say here; but it can never forget what they did here. (Applause) "It is for us, the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. (Applause) It is rather for us here to be dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from...
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Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Volume 27

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - Washington (D.C.) - 1925
...say here ; but it can never forget what they did here. (Applause) "It is for us, the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. (Applause) It is rather for us here to be dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from...
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Garry Wills - History - 1992 - 317 pages
...say here, but it can never forget what they did here. [Applause] It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. [Applause] It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, — that...
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My Fellow Americans: Presidential Addresses that Shaped History

James C. Humes - Political Science - 1992 - 287 pages
...said here but what was done here that deserved the attention." It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. Lincoln's style of straightforward and quick-paced delivery employed no gesture of hands and no change...
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