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Page 102 - Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid with another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Page 363 - Legislature; show your Rings, And challenge Europe to produce such things As high officials sitting half in sight To share the plunder and to fix things right. If that don't fetch her, why you only need To show your latest style in martyrs — TWEED She'll find it hard to hide her spiteful tears At such advance in one poor hundred years.
Page 350 - I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.
Page 170 - I don't think the devil will ever make a higher bid for me than that.
Page 482 - Like an armed warrior, like a plumed knight, James G. Blaine marched down the halls of the American Congress and threw his shining lances full and fair against the brazen foreheads of every defamer of his country and maligner of its honor. For the Republican party to desert a gallant man now is worse than if an army should desert their general upon the field of battle.
Page 527 - Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Page 367 - My dear Nast: I did not think I should ever stand on a platform again until the time was come for me to say " I die innocent." But the same old offers keep arriving. I have declined them all, just as usual, though sorely tempted, as usual. Now, I do not decline because I mind talking to an audience, but because (1...
Page 312 - Now for the Third Term. I do not want it any more than I did the first. I would not write or utter a word to change the will of the people, in expressing and having their choice.