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" Now, my friends, can this country be saved upon that basis? If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot... "
American Republic: A Dramatization of the History of the United States in ... - Seite 52
von Charles W. Wallis - 1919 - 85 Seiten
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - 1996 - 714 Seiten
...for all future time." "If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful," he warned. "I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it." As he was leaving for Harrisburg, young Frederick W. Seward brought confidential...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - 1996 - 162 Seiten
...weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. ... If this country cannot be saved without giving up...I was about to say I would rather be assassinated. . . . "Speech in Independence Hall," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861, reprinted in Collected...
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Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs: A Diplomat in Carpet Slippers

Jay Monaghan - 1997 - 505 Seiten
...should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in the Declaration of Independence. . . . But if this country cannot be saved without giving...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it."62 The party drove uptown and embarked for Harrisburg. Lincoln's friends who knew of the assassination...
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City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York

David M. Henkin, Professor David Henkin - 1998 - 242 Seiten
...AN ELOQUENCE TO SUMMON MANKIND TO SOCIETY. A fruit store on Broadway contributed some tragic irony: BUT IF THIS COUNTRY CANNOT BE SAVED WITHOUT GIVING...I WAS ABOUT TO SAY, I WOULD RATHER BE ASSASSINATED UPON THIS SPOT THAN TO SURRENDER IT. Abraham Lincoln, Independence Hall Feb. 22, 1861™ These signs...
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The Approaching Fury

Stephen B. Oates - 2009 - 100 Seiten
...it. But, if this country can't be saved without giving up that principle," I said and then paused. "I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it." Assassination was on my mind because of something I'd learned the previous night. After our arrival,...
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Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the ...

Howard Jones - 1999 - 236 Seiten
...to the plot to kill him in Baltimore. The Union, he proclaimed, could not survive without liberty. "But, if this country cannot be saved without giving...say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it." Lincoln's claim that "all men are created equal," in theory if not yet in reality,...
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Abraham Lincoln for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

Janis Herbert - 2007 - 160 Seiten
...liberty. "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle," he said and then paused. "I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it." After his next talk, Lincoln threw his coat over his shoulders and disguised himself...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - 2003 - 216 Seiten
...I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it can not be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country can not be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say I would rather be assassinated...
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For Which It Stands: An Anecdotal Biography of the American Flag

Michael Corcoran - 2007 - 192 Seiten
...basis? If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world — if I can help to save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it ... My friends, this is wholly an unexpected speech, and I did not expect to be called upon to say...
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The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation

Jim Cullen - 2004 - 214 Seiten
...limited time." But while he was in office it was his job to embody the Dream. As he said in Philadelphia, "If this country cannot be saved without giving up...was about to say I would rather be assassinated on the spot than to surrender it." In the months and years that followed — culminating in the assassination...
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