Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life : Etiam in Minimis Major : the History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln

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Belford, Clarke, 1889 - Dummies (Bookselling) - 14 pages
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Page 101 - I was born and have ever remained," he declares, "in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relatives or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county; and if elected they will have conferred a favor upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. But if," he dryly concludes, "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...
Page 177 - Resolutions upon the subject of domestic slavery having passed both branches of the General Assembly at its present session, the undersigned hereby protest against the passage of the same. They believe that the institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy; but that the promulgation of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than to abate its evils.
Page 151 - Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort.
Page xxvi - God bless my mother ! all that I am or ever hope to be I owe to her," and he immediately lapsed into silence.
Page 90 - Mississippi, without permission of the President of the United States or the governor of the State of Illinois," had openly broken the compact.
Page 168 - I find myself wholly unable to form any conjecture of what fact or facts, real or supposed, you spoke; but my opinion of your veracity will not permit me for a moment to doubt that you at least believed what you said.
Page 153 - If it suits you best to not answer this — farewell — a long life and a merry one attend you. But if you conclude to write back, speak as plainly as I do. There can be neither harm nor danger in saying to me anything you think, just in the manner you think it. "My respects to your sister. "Your friend, "LINCOLN.
Page 189 - They were a forest of giant oaks; but the allresistless hurricane has swept over them, and left only, here and there, a lonely trunk, despoiled of its verdure, shorn of its foliage; unshading and unshaded, to murmur in a few more gentle breezes, and to combat with its mutilated limbs, a few more ruder storms, then to sink, and be no more.
Page 151 - I am afraid you would not be satisfied. There is a great deal of flourishing about in carriages here, which it would be your doom to see without sharing in it. You would have to be poor, without the means of hiding your poverty. Do you believe you could bear that patiently?
Page 101 - I am young and unknown to many of you ; I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relations or friends to recommend me.

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