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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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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 pages
...Thus flowed the reasonings, explanations, watchwords that ended Lincoln's long silence. He finished: "I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends....affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to even' living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land,...
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Presidential Diversions: Presidents at Play from George Washington to George ...

Paul F. Boller - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 419 pages
...a shorter, but more moving statement, containing, as so often with his writing, a touch of poetry: "I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends....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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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - Religion - 2007 - 262 pages
...government, while 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...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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The Many Faces of Patriotism

Philip Abbott - Philosophy - 2007 - 165 pages
...of a nation, probably only in wartime, or on the eve of war, and then only by a Lincoln: 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 hearthstone, all over this broad land,...
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House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, a Family Divided by War

Stephen William Berry, Amanda and Greg Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era Stephen Berry - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 255 pages
...peroration, and rightly so, for surely it is one of the prettier things Lincoln ever said: "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 hearth-stone, all over this broad land,...
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Abraham Lincoln: Friend of the People

Clara Ingram Judson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 195 pages
...land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty. . . . "I am loathe 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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Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart

Patrick J. Buchanan - Political Science - 2007 - 294 pages
...of memory" that tied us together, and to our patriot fathers who had fought side by side. 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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Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History

Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith - Education - 2007 - 176 pages
...Providence on a just cause." President Abraham Lincoln, Inaugural Address, March 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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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher - History - 2007 - 338 pages
...exploration of the standoff of North versus South, he spoke to the secessionists: "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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Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop ...

Matthew S. Holland - Religion - 2007 - 336 pages
...they think he will take the country on the charged issue of slavery, he pleads, We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...affection, The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlef1eld, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land,...
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