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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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Robert Penn Warren and American Idealism

John Burt - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 238 pages
...that continued in the struggle. For instance in a letter of 1864 to the editor in Kentucky, he says "If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as the South, shall pay finally for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me." "Now," he continued, ".at the end of three years struggle the nation's...man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it." Again and again he reverted to the idea that behind all the struggles and losses of the war a Divine...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - History - 1996 - 162 pages
...reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln,*. 7, p. 40. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990). Now, at the end of three years' struggle the nation's...man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Letter to Albert G. Hodges, April 4, 1864, reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 7, p....
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Lincoln of Kentucky

Lowell Harrison - History - 2000 - 305 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...of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay dearly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and...
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...discovered a reason for the war's long duration. In a letter to a Kentuckian in April 1864 he observed, "Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's...man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Wither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that...
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The Fascinated God: What Science Says to Faith and Faith to Scientists

Robert E. Zinser - Religion - 2003 - 652 pages
...Catton, "This Hallowed Ground" New York: Pocket Books, Inc. 1956, p. 488] In the same vein Lincoln wrote, "...the nation's condition is not what either party,...man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it." ["The Living Words of Abraham Lincoln" Hallmark Editions, 1967, p. 43] This fits well with his upbringing....
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The 100 Greatest Heroes

Harry Paul Jeffers - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 322 pages
...war that seemed to promise no end, "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 either party or any man devised or expected. God alone can claim it."...
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Citizen Lincoln

Ward McAfee - History - 2004 - 229 pages
...attempt no complement 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...man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Wither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that...
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Alfred Kazin's America: Critical and Personal Writings

Alfred Kazin, Ted Solotaroff - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 592 pages
...nation's condition is not what either party, or what any man, devised or expecred, God alone can claim it, If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...that we of the North as well as you of the South, will pay fairly for our complicity m that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to atrest...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 370 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...man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. (7.282) In this cautious yet logically insistent allusion to providential sanction, Lincoln defended...
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