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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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The Dixie Book of Days

Matthew Page Andrews - Southern States - 1912 - 294 pages
...scrupulous fidelity to truth. Meriwether Lewis dies, 1809 227 THOMAS JEFFERSON ©ctober Uwelftb LEE 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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Westmoreland County, Virginia: Parts I and II : a Short Chapter ..., Volume 39

Thomas Roane Barnes Wright - Westmoreland County (Va.) - 1912 - 153 pages
...civilization. Georgia's gifted orator, Senator Benjamin H. Hill, has epitomized his virtues and greatness: "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 vice, a private citizen without wrong,...
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The Days and Deeds: Reader and Speaker

Readers - 1912 - 409 pages
...Lexington, Va., October 12, 1870. A celebrated American General in the Confederate service. ROBERT E. LEE 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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Military Character, Habit, Deportment, Courtesy and Discipline

Merch Bradt Stewart - Military art and science - 1913 - 70 pages
...ever known. He was indeed a wise, a good, a great man." Benjamin Hill, speaking of General Lee, said, "He was a public officer without vices, a private...reproach, a Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guilt." In brief both of these men were possessed of those qualities in which we naturally repose respect,...
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Stories of Dixie

James William Nicholson - Frontier and pioneer life - 1915 - 242 pages
...Frederick, without his tyranny; Napoleon, without his selfishness; and Washington, without his reward. He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery,...without oppression, and a victim without murmuring." In opposition to secession Stephens led the "unionists." In the midst of the momentous issues that...
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The Life of Robert E. Lee for Boys and Girls

Joseph Grégoire de Roulhac Hamilton, Mrs. Mary Cornelia Thompson Hamilton - 1917 - 11 pages
...trees. The South mourned the death of its great leader, one whom it, with Benjamin H. Hill, held to be " 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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The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 17

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1919
...at Washington. Benjamin Hill, of Georgia, summed up Lee's character in splendid form when 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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The Confederate Veteran Magazine, Volume 3

Confederate States of America - 1895
...their vices. He was a foe without a linte, n friend without ireuchcry. n soldier without cruelty, mui a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer...citizen without wrong, a neighbor without reproach, u Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guile. He vena Ciesar without ambition, Frederick...
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Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee

J. William Jones - History - 2004 - 464 pages
...of the great commanders, without their vices. He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without...reproach; a Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guilt. He was a Caesar without his ambition; a Frederick without his tyranny; a Napoleon without his...
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The Virginia School Journal, Volume 6

Education - 1897
...without their vices. He was a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, »soldier without cruelty, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer...private citizen without wrong, a neighbor without repioach, a Christian without hy|K>crisy, and a man without guile. He was a Cœsar without ambition,...
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