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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... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 170
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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Shelby Foote and the Art of History: Two Gates to the City

James Panabaker - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 238 pages
...connection with respect to Lincoln's broader vision. "We cannot escape history," the president remarks. "We of this Congress and this Administration will...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation" (CW 1.810). That the next volume of The Civil...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 370 pages
...Lincoln takes on — confronts and inhabits — the thinking of his audience: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration,...The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union, The world will not...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...nature of the edict. "Fellow-citizens," he had said in his annual message in December, "•we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration,...The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation." When Joshua Speed next came to visit, Lincoln...
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Music for the Common Man : Aaron Copland during the Depression and War ...

Elizabeth B. Crist Assistant Professor of Musicology University of Texas at Austin - Music - 2005 - 272 pages
...escape history." That is what he said, That is what Abraham Lincoln said: "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. [. . .] We — even we here — hold the power...
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The Task of Criticism: Essays on Philosophy, History, and Community

John William Miller, Vincent Colapietro - Philosophy - 2005 - 366 pages
...force of his position regarding history, the words of Abraham Lincoln: "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves." Those moments in which we come face to face with the inescapable consequences of our denning commitments...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disinthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens,...The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 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,...The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...then we shall save our country. Annual Message to Congress, 1 Dec. 1862 37 Fellow-citizens, we cannot tionary of the English Language (1755) 11 FAVORITE....English Language (1755) 12 GRUBSTREET. . . . Orig down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865

Eric J. Sundquist - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 254 pages
...— even though true freedom for African Americans lay far in the future: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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The Two Faces of Liberalism: How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st ...

Gordon Lloyd - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 420 pages
...history that great Republican, Abraham Lincoln, said: "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We... will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation... We — even we here — hold the power and bear...
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