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" These men, in teaching us how to die, have at the same time taught us how to live. If this man's acts and words do not create a revival, it will be the severest possible satire on the acts and words that do. It is the best news that America has ever heard. "
A Plea for Captain John Brown
by Henry David Thoreau
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Echoes of Harper's Ferry ...

James Redpath - Slavery - 1860 - 513 pages
...needless ado about capital punishment — taking lives, when there is no life to take. Memento men'/ We don't understand that sublime sentence which some...revival, it will be the severest possible satire on the nets and words that do. It is the best news that America has ever heard. It has already quickened the...
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Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - Slavery - 1890 - 141 pages
...consequences of John Brown's martyrdom did not prove to be mistaken. " If this man's acts and words," he said, "do not create a revival, it will be the severest possible satire on the acts and words that do ; " and within eighteen months from when these words were spoken, the civil 1 Referred to on p. 83....
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The Pacific Coast Teacher, Volumes 1-2

Education - 1891
...as death, the possibility of a man's dying. It seems as if no man had ever died in America before. If this man's acts and words do not create a revival it will be the severest possible satire on words and acts that do. It is the best news that America has ever heard. It has already quickened the...
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The Writings of John Burroughs, Volume 2

John Burroughs - Literary Criticism - 1895
...scornful, and uncompromising in the extreme. It was just the occasion required to show Thoreau's metal. "If this man's acts and words do not create a revival,...It is the best news that America has ever heard." "Think of him, — of his rare qualities ! — such a man as it takes ages to make, and ages to understand;...
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Indoor Studies

John Burroughs - Literature and science - 1895 - 265 pages
...scornful, and uncompromising in the extreme. It was just the occasion required to show Thoreau's metal. "If this man's acts and words do not create a revival,...It is the best news that America has ever heard." "Think of him, — of his rare qualities ! — such a man as it takes ages to make, and ages to understand;...
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The Writings of John Burroughs: Indoor studies

John Burroughs - Nature - 1895
...scornful, and uncompromising in the extreme. It was just the occasion required to show Thoreau's metal. "If this man's acts and words do not create a revival,...It is the best news that America has ever heard." "Think of him, — of his rare qualities ! — such a man as it takes ages to make, and ages to understand;...
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inddor studies

john burroughs - 1895
...scornful, and uncompromising in the extreme. It was just the occasion required to show Thoreau's metal. "If this man's acts and words do not create a revival,...It is the best news that America has ever heard." "Think of him,—of his rare qualities! — such a man as it takes ages to make, and ages to understand;...
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The Story of the Innumerable Company: And Other Sketches

David Starr Jordan - California - 1896 - 294 pages
...as death, the possibility of a man's dying. It seems as if no man had ever died in America before. If this man's acts and words do not create a revival, it will be the severest possible satire on words and acts that do. "It is the best news that America has ever heard. It has already quickened...
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Imperial Democracy: A Study of the Relation of Government by the People ...

David Starr Jordan - Democracy - 1899 - 293 pages
...as death, the possibility of a man's dying. It seems as if no man had ever died in America before. If this man's acts and words do not create a revival, it will be the severest possible satire on words and acts that do. " It is the best news that America has ever heard. It has already quickened...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 292

English periodicals - 1902
...his continued life, be it of whatever character, were a success ! These men (namely, Brown and such), in teaching us how to die, have at the same time taught us how to live. I plead not for his life, but his character — his immortal life. But some men never die, because...
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