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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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Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People 1808-1908, Band 1

Carrie Westlake Whitney - 1908
...principle, moral and political, once conceived and held up to the angry passions of men, never will be obliterated, and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." Twice the house, in which the North was predominant, passed the bill with the anti-slavery proviso,...
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A History of the United States for Grammar Schools

Reuben Gold Thwaites, Calvin Noyes Kendall - 1912 - 471 Seiten
..."This momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened me and filled me with terror. ... It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence." any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to...
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Washington and Lincoln, Leaders of the Nation in the Constitutional Eras of ...

Robert William McLaughlin - 1912 - 278 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 present. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. The coincidence of a marked principle,...
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The Life of Lyman Trumbull

Horace White - 1913 - 458 Seiten
...momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened me 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. Nearly all of the emancipationists, during the decade following the adoption of the Compromise, were...
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Political History of Secession to the Beginning of the American Civil War

Daniel Wait Howe - 1914 - 649 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...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. " • In the early stages of the controversy the opponents of slavery extension were in the majority...
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Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Thomas Jefferson - 1970 - 384 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,...reprieve only, not a final sentence. A geographical line [dividing free and slave territory] . . . once conceived and held up to the angry passions of men will...
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The Self-inflicted Wound: Southern Politics in the Nineteenth Century

Robert Franklin Durden - 1985 - 150 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,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." Jefferson went on to insist that there was "not a man on earth who would sacrifice more than I would...
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Conflict and Compromise: The Political Economy of Slavery, Emancipation and ...

Roger L. Ransom - 1989 - 317 Seiten
...momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. 1 considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper.44 The passage has been quoted often, perhaps because no one since has said it any better. Jefferson...
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Speeches and Writings 1832-1858: Speeches, Letters, and ..., Band 10

Abraham Lincoln - 1989 - 898 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,...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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The Road to Disunion: Volume I: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854

William W. Freehling - 1990 - 656 Seiten
...the northern assault "like a fire bell in the night," "hushed" only "for the moment." The North-South "geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." To this all-too-true prophesy, Jefferson added the dirge of the old man who mourns for life's labor...
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