Abraham Lincoln: A Play
Houghton Mifflin, 1919 - 112 pages
Seven scenes from the life of Lincoln from his acceptance of the nomination for President to the final dramatic scene in Ford's Theatre, Washington, where he was shot.
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abolition Abraham Lincoln ARNOLD BENNETT audience believe better Blair box doors bring Cabinet Chase CLERK comes coln course Cuffney CURTAIN FALLS friends gentlemen give God bless America Goliath Blow Goliath says Good-afternoon Good-evening Good-morning Good-night Grant taking Hammersmith Hawkins HAY comes heart Hind hold Fort Sumter honour Hook hope John Brown John Brown's Body John Drinkwater Lady leave lieve LINCOLN comes LINCOLN stands Lincoln taking looking lounge ma'am Macintosh Malins McClellan MEADE salutes mean Messenger mind Mista Lincoln Nigel Playfair nigger once opinion ORDERLY goes Otherly parlour pause Perhaps play question rise Samuel Scott seated secession Second Chronicler Seward silence slave slavery smoking Sone South speak Stanton Stone sure SUSAN comes SUSAN goes talk tell Thank There's thing thought Tucker understand Union Utiky WHITE and JENNINGS William Custis WILLIAM TUCKER withdraw word wrong
Page 79 - That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free...
Page 82 - In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which if followed the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless.
Page 80 - I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter; for that I have determined for myself.
Page 80 - When the rebel army was at Frederick I determined, as soon as it should be driven out of Maryland, to issue a proclamation of emancipation, such as I thought most likely to be useful. I said nothing to any one ; but I made the promise to myself and [hesitating a little] to my Maker. The rebel army is now driven out, and I am going to fulfill that promise.
Page 77 - That's all very well fur you to say, but I tell you, old man, that Judas Iscarrot can't show hisself in Utiky with impunerty by a darn site ! " with which observashun he kaved in Judassis hed. The young man belonged to 1 of the first famerlies in Utiky. I sood him, and the Joory brawt in a verdick of Arson in the 3d degree.
Page 102 - No one need expect me to take any part in hanging or killing those men, even the worst of them. Frighten them out of the country, open the gates, let down the bars, scare them off (throwing up his hands as if scaring sheep).
Page 81 - But though I believe that I have not so much of the confidence of the people as I had some time since, I do not know that, all things considered, any other person has more; and, however this may be, there is no way in which I can have any other man put where I am.
Page 72 - When the high heart we magnify, And the sure vision celebrate, And worship greatness passing by, . . Ourselves are great.
Page 8 - The stars of heaven are looking kindly down, On the grave of old John Brown...
Page 39 - Either the President must do it himself, and be all the while active in it, or Devolve it on some member of his Cabinet. Once adopted, debates on it must end, and all agree and abide. It is not in my especial province; But I neither seek to evade nor assume responsibility.