Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

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Seite 324 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard and the sea ; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free.
Seite 67 - And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us?
Seite 285 - I have said he, often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting: But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun.
Seite 569 - ... his mind and hand went together; and what he thought, he uttered with that easiness, that we have scarce received from him a blot in his papers.
Seite 442 - Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
Seite 213 - Lords and commons of England ! consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit ; acute to invent, subtile and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to.
Seite 276 - Good," which, I think, was written by your father. It had been so little regarded by a former possessor that several leaves of it were torn out, but the remainder gave me such a turn of thinking as to have an influence on my conduct through life; for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good than on any other kind of reputation ; and if I have been, as you seem to think, a useful citizen, the public owes the advantage of it to that book.
Seite 269 - We must be unanimous ; there must be no pulling different ways: we must all hang together." Franklin replied, " Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Seite 33 - WHAT shall I do to be for ever known, And make the age to come my own...
Seite 12 - Rather let prudence and temper come first from this side. I will undertake for America that she will follow the example.

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