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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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Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln, and War-time Memories: Including ..., Volume 1

Ervin S. Chapman - 1917 - 570 pages
...the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is...the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that w of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial...
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Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln, and War-time Memories: Including ..., Volume 1

Ervin S. Chapman - 1917 - 570 pages
...51-52. 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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Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln, and War-time Memories: Including ..., Volume 2

Ervin S. Chapman - 1917 - 570 pages
...29o-291. 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 ma/i desired or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills...
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Abraham Lincoln, Man of God

John Wesley Hill - 1920 - 416 pages
...North as well as South, for the toleration of slavery. In a letter dated April, 1864, Lincoln wrote: At the end of three years' struggle, the Nation's condition is not what either party saw or any one expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1921 - 262 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, devteed or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the...
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Abraham Lincoln: Master of Words

Daniel Kilham Dodge - 1924 - 178 pages
...of the "Second Inaugural Address" : "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 men, devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

William Eleazar Barton - Presidents - 1925 - 516 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...now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills that we of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

1910
...are within his reach. Said Abraham Lincoln, 'I claim not to have controlled events, but confess 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.' There spoke not the dignified statesman of the academic tradition who moulds...
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Lyndon B. Johnson: Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and ..., Volume 1

United States. President (1963-1969 : Johnson) - Presidents - 1965
...humility which led him to write in 1864: "I claim 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." Lincoln was often racked by doubts. In tie conduct of grave human affairs, dogitic certainty is often...
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Abraham Lincoln, Public Speaker

Waldo W. Braden - History - 1993 - 119 pages
...when I did not so think and feel. ... I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...any man devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whether it is tending seems planned. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also...
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