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" But, if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined. "
Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life - Page 94
by William Henry Herndon, Jesse William Weik - 1892
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The Century, Volume 33

1887
...have conferred a favor upon me, for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. But if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." This is almost precisely the style of his later years. The errors of grammar and construction which...
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St. Nicholas, Volume 33

Mary Mapes Dodge - Children's periodicals - 1906
...have conferred a favor upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. But if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." He soon had an opportunity of being useful to his fellow-men, though in a way very different from the...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 1

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890 - 470 pages
...have conferred a favor upon me, for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. But if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." This is almost precisely the style of his later years. The errors of grammar and construction which...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 pages
...have conferred a favor upon me, for which I shall be unremitting in my efforts to compensate. But if the good people, in their wisdom, shall see fit to...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." He entered vigorously into the campaign, going all over the district, making speeches and mingling...
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Abraham Lincoln: the true story of a great life, Volume 1

William Henry Herndon, Jesse William Weik - Presidents - 1892
...tariff. The handbill or circular alluded to announcing his candidacy was a sort of literary Culmination, but on account of its length I deem it unnecessary...jeans coat, clawhammer style, short in the sleeves and bobtail—in fact it was so short in the tail he could not sit on it; flax and towlinen pantaloons,...
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KINGS OF THE PLATFORM AND PULPIT

MELVILLE D. LANDON - 1893
...candidate for the legislature, issued at the ripe old age of twenty-three, closes with these words: "But if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep...me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointment to be very much chagrined." The man who wrote that sentence was the same man who, thirty...
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Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

Abraham Lincoln, James Bryce Bryce (Viscount) - 1894 - 237 pages
...have conferred a favour upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labours to compensate. But if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined. Your friend and fellow-citizen, A. LINCOLN. Letter to Colonel Robert Allen. June 21, 1836 Dear Colonel,...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln, John Hay - United States - 1894
...have conferred a favor upon me for which I snall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. But, if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined. Your friend and fellow-citizen, A. LINCOLN. NEW SALEM, March 9, 1832. April 28, 1832.— RECEIPT FOR...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 237 pages
...have conferred a favour upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labours to compensate. But if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined. Your friend and fellow-citizen, A. LINCOLN. Letter to Colonel Robert Allen. June 21, 1836 Dear Colonel,...
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Complete Works, Volume 5

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county. . . . But if the good people, in their wisdom, shall see fit to...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." In this remarkable address — to me always pathetic — made when he was only twenty-three, the main...
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