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" Now, my friends, can this country be saved on 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 be... "
The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial ... - Seite 65
von John Stevens Cabot Abbott - 1863
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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
...from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. ... If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle — 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
...This is the sentiment embodied in the Declaration of Independence. . . . But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...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
...MANKIND TO SOCIETY. A fruit store on Broadway contributed some tragic irony: BUT IF THIS COUNTRY CANNOT BE SAVED WITHOUT GIVING UP THAT PRINCIPLE, 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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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - 2003 - 216 Seiten
...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...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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Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the ...

Howard Jones - 1999 - 236 Seiten
...Baltimore. The Union, he proclaimed, could not survive without liberty. "But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle - I was...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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For Which It Stands: An Anecdotal Biography of the American Flag

Michael Corcoran - 2007 - 192 Seiten
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...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
...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 that principle— I 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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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - 2005 - 228 Seiten
...save it. If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle — I was...say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it. [Applause.] Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of...
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