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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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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - 2006 - 265 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...in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course;...
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Land and Liberty II: The Basics of Traditional American History

David Warren Saxe - 2006 - 224 Seiten
...consider myself one of the happiest men in the world, if I can help to save it. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it.9 During the crisis over Union versus States Rights, Lincoln, for one, recognized the Declaration...
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Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling: Physiological, Performance, Growth ...

William D. Pederson, Thomas T. Samaras, Frank J. Williams - 2007 - 381 Seiten
...be "truly awful" if the nation could not be saved on any other principle. But, if the country could not be saved without giving up that principle; "I...say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it." Rumors of plots against the presidentelect's life were circulating at that time,...
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Memorial Day

Robert Haven Schauffler - 2006 - 360 Seiten
...when, at Philadelphia, he reasserts his fealty to this same supreme law : " If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say I would be assassinated on the spoil" Then he repeated again his calm, serious, intelligent consecration to...
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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - 2006 - 272 Seiten
...principle, it will be truly awful. But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle—I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it. 2 In the mysterious yet predictable manner of such things, Lincoln's recent critics...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 2006 - 842 Seiten
...without giving up that principle, 1 was about to say, 1 would rather be assassinated on the spot than to surrender it. Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course,...
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - 2007 - 262 Seiten
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon this principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course;...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - 2007 - 463 Seiten
...If so he would consider himself one of the happiest men in the world. "But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle — I was...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it." He could see no need of bloodshed and war. "And I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless...
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Magnanimity and Statesmanship

Carson Holloway - 2008 - 229 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.46 Lincoln's desire to be worthy of honor was tempered by humility. To understand that...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - 2008 - 272 Seiten
...it will be truly awful. But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle — 7 was about to 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 bloodshed...
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