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" I shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend it.' I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory... "
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First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Paul Woodruff - Philosophy - 2006 - 304 pages
...Lincoln's plea for harmony is addressed to the South at his first inauguration: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,...
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Sins Of The Parents: Politics Of National Apologies In The U.S.

Brian Weiner - Political Science - 2009 - 256 pages
...dismembering of the Union. He closes with a final appeal to affection and memory: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,...
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...South and men of patriotic goodwill everywhere. "I am loth to close," he said. "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land,...
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Life Principles: Feeling Good by Doing Good

Bruce D. Weinstein - Self-Help - 2005 - 187 pages
...Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, which he gave on Monday, March 4, 1861: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,...
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Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition

Jim Cullen - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 262 pages
...then ended with what might be called his profession of faith: Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land,...
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The Lincolns in the White House: Four Years That Shattered a Family

Jerrold M. Packard - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 290 pages
...South's firebrands, he continued, "We must not be enemies . . . though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land,...
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Making Sense of Political Ideology: The Power of Language in Democracy

Bernard L. Brock, Sharon Howell, Mark E. Huglen, James F. Klumpp - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 149 pages
...democracy as Abraham Lincoln's in his first inaugural address: "Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,...
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Social Security and the Golden Age: An Essay on the New American Demographic

George Stanley McGovern - Political Science - 2005 - 76 pages
...North and South, uttered these words in his first inaugural, "Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad...
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 pages
...the better angels to make this the strongest ending by far to any inaugural address ever. I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must...affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad...
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Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil

Mark A. Graber - History - 2006 - 264 pages
...problem of constitutional evil. The last paragraph offers a poetic appeal for national unity: I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must...affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,...
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