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Page 297 - While the Union lasts, we have high, exciting, gratifying prospects spread out before us, for us and our children. Beyond that, I seek not to penetrate the veil. God grant, that in my day at least, that curtain may not rise. God grant, that on my vision never may be opened what lies beyond.
Page 258 - With grave Aspect he rose, and in his rising seemed A pillar of state; deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat, and public care ; And princely counsel in his face yet shone, Majestic, though in ruin. Sage he stood, With Atlanteau shoulders, fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies; his look Drew audience and attention still as night Or summer's noontide air.
Page 297 - known and honored throughout the earth, still full high advanced, its arms and trophies streaming in their original lustre, not a stripe erased or polluted, nor a single star obscured.
Page 101 - I must go into the Presidential chair the inflexible and uncompromising opponent of every attempt on the part of Congress to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia against the wishes of the slaveholding States.
Page 224 - And all shall cry Beware ! Beware! His flashing eyes, his floating hair ; Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your lips with holy dread.
Page 184 - where such institutions as ours do not exist. The Southern States are an aggregate, in fact, of communities, not of individuals. Every plantation is a little community, with the master at its head, who concentrates in himself the united interest of capital and labor, of which he is the common representative.
Page 248 - By this time the hearts of that great multitude were on fire, and " At once there rose so wild a yell, * * * * As all the fiends from heaven that fell Had pealed the banner-cry of hell.
Page 295 - would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.