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" But this momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. "
The American Whig Review - Seite 123
1848
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The Quarterly Review, Band 111

1862
...the clean cut of a knife. Upon such n, division Jefferson remarked long ago ; a geographical lino, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political,...passions of men, will never be obliterated, and every irritation will make it deeper and deeper. ..... The Northern States had 183 votes, the Southern, if...
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A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till

Stephen J. Whitfield - 1991 - 193 Seiten
...momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only. ..." The slaveholder who drafted the Declaration of Independence continued to "tremble for my country...
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Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures

Gabor S. Boritt - 1992 - 272 Seiten
...momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...political, once conceived and held up to the angry passions HBBnBHHHB^MHiMMBBBMBMiMi Fire-bell in the Night. The man who heard "the knell of the Union" as early...
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Troublesome Presence: Democracy and Black Americans

Eli Ginzberg, Alfred S. Eichner - 1993 - 358 Seiten
...wrote from Monacello, "like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence."41 Earlier he had written to John Adams, "I thank God that I shall not live to witness its...
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A Necessary Evil?: Slavery and the Debate Over the Constitution

University of Wisconsin--Madison Center for the Study of the American - 1995 - 289 Seiten
...Missouri Compromise], like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with a 17Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. '"Peterson, ed., Thomas Jefferson, 1434-35. marked principle,...
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Lodge of the Double-headed Eagle (c): Two Centuries of Scottish Rite ...

William L. Fox - 1997 - 491 Seiten
...in the night," wrote Thomas Jefferson to a friend, "awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence."43 In the summer of 1821, shortly after the occurrence of the notable national events —...
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Analytic Narratives

Robert H. Bates, Avner Greif, Margaret Levi, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Barry R Weingast - 1998 - 249 Seiten
...momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the Knell of the Union. It is hushed,...But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence" (quoted in Ransom 1989:40). The model's second implication is that, were policy to be made solely on...
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The Approaching Fury

Stephen B. Oates - 2009 - 100 Seiten
...This momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I consider it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not the final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once...
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God's New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny

Conrad Cherry - 1998 - 410 Seiten
...Missouri controversy) like afire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed for a moment; but this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. A geographical line coinciding with...
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The Papers of John C. Calhoun, Band 25

John Caldwell Calhoun, Clyde Norman Wilson - 1959 - 768 Seiten
...THOMAS JEFFERSON. Mark his prophetic words! Mark his profound reasoning! "It (the question) is hushed for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." Twenty-eight years have passed since these remarkable words were penned, and there is not a thought...
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