America, a History: I. The United States, II. The Dominion of Canada, III. South America, Etc

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Harper & Brothers, 1882 - America - 88 pages

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Page 32 - He sincerely hopes that your views and your action may so accord with his as to assure all faithful citizens who have been disturbed in their rights of a certain and speedy restoration to them, under the Constitution and the laws. And having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.
Page 36 - I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel: "As ye deal with My contemners so with you My grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel! Since God is marching on.
Page 36 - Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on.
Page 30 - Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas ; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.
Page 36 - In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me; As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.
Page 33 - If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.
Page 30 - It is indeed in conformity with the ordinance of the Creator. It is not for us to inquire into the wisdom of His ordinances, or to question them. For His own purposes He has made one race to differ from another, as He has made "one star to differ from another star in glory.

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