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" Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it. \Vhither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 170
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 pages
...no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim, not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as 30 %vell as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history...
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Life on the Circuit with Lincoln: With Sketches of Generals Grant, Sherman ...

Henry Clay Whitney - Booksellers and bookselling - 1892 - 601 pages
...attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1892 - 542 pages
...remarkable the closing sentences : " I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what cither party or any man devised or expected. God aloue can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain....
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 pages
...not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events controlled me. Now, at the end of the three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not...claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God wills now the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South,...
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Words of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1898 - 57 pages
...attempt no compliment to my own sagacity ; I aim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...what either party or any man devised or expected. THB WORDS OF LINCOLN 41 fairly for our complicity in that great wrong, impartial history will find...
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 pages
...devised or expected. " God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God wills now the removal of a 'great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the Southj shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new causes...
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Speech of Edmund Burke on Conciliation with the Colonies

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1900 - 152 pages
...attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now at the end of three...can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain." Compare this passage with any of the extended references Burke makes to himself in this speech. Note...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 2

John Morley - Great Britain - 1903
...OPENING OF THE IRISH CAMPAIGN (1868) ' I CLAIM not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now at the end of three...nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected.' — ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1864). WRITING to his brother-in-law, Lord Lyttelton, in...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 2

John Morley - Great Britain - 1903
...OPENING OF THE IRISH CAMPAIGN (1868) ' I CLAIM not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now at the end of three...nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected.' — ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1864). WRITING to his brother-in-law, Lord Lyttelton, in...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 2

John Morley - Great Britain - 1903
...OP THE IRISH CAMPAIGN (1868) 'I CLAIM not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that event* have controlled me. Now at the end of three years'...nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected.' — ABRAHAM Liscor.v (1864). WRITING to his brother-in-law, Lord Lyttelton, in...
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