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" He was a foe without hate ; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty ; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a Christian... "
The Making of America - Page 50
by Robert Marion La Follette - 1906
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Recollections of a Lifetime

John Goode - Legislators - 1906 - 266 pages
...Hill, the matchless orator of Georgia, exhausted the language of eulogy when he said of General Lee : He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without cruelty, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public man without vices, a private citizen without wrong,...
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A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory

David Emmons Johnston - New River Valley - 1906 - 500 pages
...could be paid to a man than that to General Lee by Senator Ben Hill, of Georgia, in which he said : "He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without cruelty, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices, a private citizen without wrong,...
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Recollections of a Lifetime

John Goode - Legislators - 1906 - 266 pages
...Hill, the matchless orator of Georgia, exhausted the language of eulogy when he said of General Lee: He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without cruelty, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public man without vices, a private citizen without wrong,...
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Watson's Jeffersonian Magazine, Volume 1, Part 1

Thomas Edward Watson - 1907
...heaven to catch its summit. He possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery;...oppression and a victim without murmuring. He was without reproach; a Christian without hypocricy, and a man without guile. He was Caesar without his...
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Lee and His Cause: Or, The why and the how of the War Between the States

John Richard Deering - Confederate States of America - 1907 - 183 pages
...Honorable Ben Hill of Georgia: "Lee possessed every trait of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without cruelty and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices, a private citizen without wrong,...
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Makers and Defenders of America

Anna Elizabeth Foote, Avery Warner Skinner - North Carolina - 1910 - 342 pages
...treachery, a soldier without cruelty and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vice, a private citizen without wrong, a neighbor without...reproach, a Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guilt." In this summary of his virtues a reunited country now agrees. We seek to forget that he fought,...
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Library of Southern Literature: Compiled Under the Direct ..., Volume 14

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent, Charles Alphonso Smith, Lucian Lamar Knight, John Calvin Metcalf - American literature - 1910
...heaven to catch its summit. He possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices, a private citizen...
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Library of Southern Literature: Miscellanae

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent - American literature - 1910
...heaven to catch its summit. He possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices, a private citizen...
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Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Volume 1

Mary Selden Kennedy - 1911
...it is trite. Nevertheless, on Lee's birthday it may be quoted here again : "He was," said Mr. Hill, "a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without cruelty and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices, a private citizen without wrong,...
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Reminiscences

Robert Milton Howard - Georgia - 1912 - 346 pages
...Heaven to catch its summit. He possessed every virtue of the other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without cruelty, a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices, a private citizen without wrong, a...
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