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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 World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Band 10

David Josiah Brewer - 1901 - 4107 Seiten
...the night." Said he: — 'I considered it, at once, as the death knell of the Union. It is hashed, indeed, for the moment; but this is a reprieve only,...coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political" — Sir, it is this very coincidence of geographical line with the marked principle, moral and political,...
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Studies in United States History: A Guide for the Use of Students and Teachers

Sara May Riggs - 1902 - 173 Seiten
...filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the unio i. It is hushed indeed for a moment, but this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence....never be obliterated, and every new irritation will make it deeper and deeper." " Sources." Hart's Source Book, No. 91. American History Survey, 141-144,...
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Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency, Band 1

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
...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." Remember that this was recalled here, in the midst of the canvass of 1852, in which the two great parties...
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Life of John C. Calhoun: Being a View of the Principal Events of His Career ...

Gustavus M. Pinckney - 1903 - 251 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, not the final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once...
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The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Band 12

Thomas Jefferson - 1905
...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,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. Ij;an say, with conscious truth, sleeps for the present, but is not dead. This State is in a condition...
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American Political History, 1763-1876, Band 2

Alexander Johnston - 1905
...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,...never be obliterated, and every new irritation will mack it deeper and deeper." From this time parties were to be really national only so long as the question...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: 1843-1858

Abraham Lincoln - 1905
...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,...passions of men, will never be obliterated, and every irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say •with conscious truth that there is not a man...
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Proceedings of the Centennial Celebration of South Carolina College, 1805 ...

University of South Carolina - 1905 - 239 Seiten
...Holmes, of Maine, in connection with a Federal disturbance of great moment in the United States, thus : "A geographical line, coinciding with, a marked principle,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." Logic admits of no compromise; it is stern, rigid, unbending. But compromise is of the very essence...
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American Political History, 1763-1876, Teil 2

Alexander Johnston - 1905
...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,...for the moment; but this is a reprieve only, not a fmal sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once conceived...
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Rise of the New West, 1819-1829, Band 1

Frederick Jackson Turner - 1906 - 366 Seiten
...question," wrote Jefferson, "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,...new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." i John Quincy Adams relates a contemporaneous conversation with Calhoun, in which the latter took the...
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