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" But this momentous question, like a firebell 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 United States Democratic Review - Seite 372
1849
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Free Speech, The People's Darling Privilege: Struggles for Freedom of ...

Michael Kent Curtis - 2000 - 520 Seiten
...division over slavery as a prologue to disunion. He called the controversy a "fire bell in the night." A "geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper," he wrote.15 In the institution of slavery, Jefferson lamented, the South had "the wolf by the ears."...
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The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from ...

David Brion Davis, Steven Mintz - 1998 - 608 Seiten
...slavery. The era of good feeling ended on a note of foreboding. Sectional antagonism, Jefferson wrote, "is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only — A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle. . .will never be obliterated; and every...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - 2002 - 333 Seiten
...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...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say, with conscious truth, that there is not a man on earth who would sacrifice more than I would...
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 540 Seiten
...of sectionalism. Jefferson truly saw that the Missouri Compromise marked the end of national unity: "A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...angry passions of men, will never be obliterated." As the southern states acted together in pushing their system into new states and territories, there...
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The Hanging of Old Brown: A Story of Slaves, Statesmen, and Redemption

Gregory Toledo - 2002 - 276 Seiten
...the night, awakened me 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...final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with marked principle, moral and political, once conceived and held up to the angry passions of men, will...
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On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and how it Changed the ...

John C. Waugh - 2003 - 217 Seiten
...that had awakened him and filled him 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 single sentence. A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once...
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John C. Calhoun: Selected Writings and Speeches

John Caldwell Calhoun - 2003 - 725 Seiten
...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 Morality of Everyday Life: Rediscovering an Ancient Alternative to the ...

Thomas Fleming - 2004 - 270 Seiten
...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...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say, with conscious truth, that there is not a man on earth who would sacrifice more than I would...
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An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War

Charles Pierce Roland - 2004 - 289 Seiten
...awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once the knell of the Union," and he explained, "A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral and political, once held up to the angry passions of men, will never be obliterated; and every new irritation will mark...
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The Abolitionist Movement

Claudine L. Ferrell - 2006 - 210 Seiten
...observer, Thomas Jefferson, to offer no real solution. As he prophetically explained in April 1820, "A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. . . . [W]e have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."15 The crusade...
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