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Seite 391 - While I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation, nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress.
Seite 391 - If the people should, by whatever mode or means, make it an Executive duty to reenslave such persons, another, and not I, must be their instrument to perform it. " In stating a single condition of peace, I mean simply to say that the war will cease on the part of the Government whenever it shall have ceased on the part of those who began it.
Seite 426 - The merry whistle for once was still, And something shadowed the sunny face. Only a boy ! and his father had said He never could let his youngest go ; Two already were lying dead Under the feet of the trampling foe. But after the evening work was done, And the frogs were loud in the meadowswamp, Over his shoulder he slung his gun, And stealthily followed the footpath damp.
Seite 158 - In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Seite 534 - That hereafter, in this State, there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except in punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted; and all persons held to service or labor as slaves are hereby declared free.
Seite 426 - Thrice since then had the lanes been white, And the orchards sweet with apple-bloom ; And now, when the cows came back at night, The feeble father drove them home. For news had come to the lonely farm...
Seite 517 - The wild energy of the man, now quite let loose, was absolutely terrible. He stopped and laid his hand upon a piece of the coping of the burial-ground enclosure, as if he would have dislodged the stone. "No man knows till the time comes, what depths are within him. To some men it never comes ; let them rest and be thankful ! To me, you brought it ; on me, you forced it ; and the bottom of this raging sea," striking himself upon the breast, " has been heaved up ever since.
Seite 426 - The summer day grew cool and late. He went for the cows when the work was done; But down the lane, as he opened the gate, He saw them coming one by one: Brindle...
Seite 100 - mid the roar Of the rebel guns ashore And the thunder of each full broadside. Ah, how poor the prate Of statute and state We once held with these fellows ! Here on the flood's pale-green, Hark how he bellows, Each bluff old Sea-Lawyer ! Talk to them, Dahlgren, Parrott, and Sawyer!