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Page 405 - It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us: that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to...
Page 504 - When you first reached the vicinity of Vicksburg, I thought you should do what you finally did— march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like could succeed. When you got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join General Banks, and when you turned northward, east of the Big...
Page 504 - I am much indebted lo the good christian people of the country for their constant prayers and consolations ; and to no one of them, more than to yourself. The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance.
Page 395 - I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.
Page 405 - ... that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ; that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that the government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth ! — Lincoln.
Page 400 - But in a larger sense we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — :we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
Page 404 - Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting-place of those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
Page 404 - It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us...
Page 393 - It is not what I expected from him, I am disappointed.' Then in his turn Mr. Everett asked, ' What do you think of it, Mr. Seward ?' The response was, ' He has made a failure and I am sorry for it. His speech is not equal to him.