Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln: The Story of a Picture

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Hurd and Houghton, 1866 - 359 pages
 

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Page 118 - And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
Page 89 - And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Page 220 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Page 51 - In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law; but 'tis not so above; There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence.
Page 51 - Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by. this sun of York ; And all the clouds, that lowered upon our house, In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Page 59 - In their bloom, And the names he loved to hear Have been carved for many a year On the tomb.
Page 50 - And like a man to double business bound, . I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect.
Page 50 - What if this cursed hand Were thicker than itself with brother's blood, Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy But to confront the visage of offence?
Page 85 - What good would a proclamation of emancipation from me do, especially as we are now situated? I do not want to issue a document that the whole world will see must necessarily be inoperative, like the Pope's bull against the comet.
Page 114 - Who beats his wife and a' that, Be nothing but a rascal boor, Nor half a man for a' that. It comes to this, dear Brother Burns — The truth is old, and a' that — "The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gold for a...

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