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" Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor build an impassable wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced and go out of the presence and beyond the reach of each other, but the different... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 95
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ...

United States. War Department, Fred Crayton Ainsworth - Confederate States of America - 1972
...surrendered, would not be surrendered at all by the other. Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other: but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 pages
...surrendered, would not be surrendered at all, by the other. Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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Mr. Lincoln: A Full Length Play

Herbert Mitgang - 1982 - 58 pages
...idea of secession is the very essence of anarchy. Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth

Paula Marantz Cohen - Performing Arts - 2001 - 234 pages
...separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor build an impassable wall between 30 them. A husband and wife may be divorced, and go out...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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Abraham Lincoln, Public Speaker

Waldo W. Braden - History - 1993 - 119 pages
...consubstantiality to a high pitch when he dramatically stated: "Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics of Individualism

Wai Chee Dimock - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 250 pages
...dictates of that allegorical body, Lincoln reasoned, "Physically speaking we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor...each other, but the different parts of our country cannot do this." Indeed, if the integrity of that allegorical personhood were to be violated, if the...
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Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: A Twentieth-century Perspective

Bernard L. Brock, Robert Lee Scott, James W. Chesebro - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 518 pages
...surrendered, would not be surrendered at all, by the other. Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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One United People: The Federalist Papers and the National Idea

Edward Millican - History
...with its warning of the dire consequences of secession: "Physically speaking, we cannot separate. ... A husband and wife may be divorced, and go out of...each other, but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face, and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies Priscilla Wald - History - 1995 - 390 pages
...ensures the states' survival as separate entities: Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History ...

D. W. Meinig - History - 1986 - 656 pages
...eloquently of the futility of separation as a cure: Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor...each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must...
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