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THE HERO SERIES
SAMUEL G. SMITH
CINCINNATI: JENNINGS & PYE
NEW YORK: EATON & MAINS
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Tv»o Cof-icii Receive*
MAY. 9 1902
CLASS ^CXXc. NO.
COPYRIGHT, 1902, BY
JENNINGS & hYE
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An Address delivered before the Loyal
Legion, St. Paid, Minn.
As an epoch of human history becomes
remote, there is visible to the eyes of those
who see the figure of some man who is
recognized as its great embodiment. The
golden age of Greece is summed up in
Pericles. Julius Coesar was the supreme
expression of an age of power and law.
The great Cromwell interpreted the Eng-
lish protest against every form of despot-
ism. At this distance from the sixties and
that great, sad struggle, it is apparent that
the colossal form rising above all others is
the weird figure of Abraham Lincoln.
Thinkers have set themselves to meas-
ure and estimate this man. Orators and
poets have competed in the effort fitly to
voice his praises. But who and what was
he? If the statesman must possess con-
structive genius to frame constitutions, to
multiply statutes, and to meet emergencies
with orderly policies, then was the higher
order of statesmanship denied him. If
technical knowledge, engineering skill,
strategic ability, and acquaintance with the
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management of masses of armed men be
essential to the soldier, then was he no man
of war. If it be necessary to the orator
that he have imagination and passion, our
hero was no orator, wizard-like though
the spell was which he laid upon men.
Born in lowliness too familiar to be de-
scribed; reared under surroundings only
to be called civilized by courtesy; denied
access to schools or libraries, he was cer-
tainly no scholar.
In the marvel of what he was not, men
in the despair of analysis have said, The
man must have been inspired. He also was
a prophet of God. But if a prophet must
needs be a mystic and a seer, one gifted
to speak the first burning message of new
truth, then, neither in any religious nor
in any civil sense was Abraham Lincoln
an inspired man.
Seward was the statesman. Grant the
soldier, Sumner the scholar, Phillips the
orator, and Garrison was the prophet of
the new birth of the Nation.
But who and what was our hero? I
name him the authentic exponent of his
generation, the incarnation of the highest
purposes and activities of his time.
Homer gathered into himself the heroic
histories of Greece, and is named the
world's greatest poet. Michael Angelo,
master of all arts, became the representa-
Abraham Lincoln 7
tive of the world's beauty. Greater than
these, the Isaiah of the Captivity cried out,
"Every valley shall "be exalted, and every
mountain and hill shall be made low;" and
he is known as the world's prophet of un-
quenchable hope. But, born on the soil
of the first free nation of earth, nursed by
its growth, rocked by its storms, could be
found, and only here, the incarnation of
civil and religious liberty; and here was
born and developed the world's most con-
spicuous patriot' — Abraham Lincoln.
He belongs to the school of Kossuth,
Mazzini, and Garibaldi ; but beyond them
in heroic mold, and larger still, far be-
yond them, in the character of the people
he represented, he yet surpasses them and
all men of his class in human history, be-
cause to the patriot's heart he united the
sagacious judgment of the man of affairs
and the mighty hand gifted to bear rule.
The age in which he lived called him,
the struggles in which he took part fash-
ioned him, and the Genius of History
anointed him for the great destiny to which
he was called. It is not in sowing and in
reaping, nor in the making of crowded
cities, nor in ships floating a vast com-
merce on the seas, that a nation grows
great. It is by her passions and emotions,
her conflicts and her sorrows, that she
learns the way to achievement. It was
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after the fair-haired Greeks had flung back
the uncounted thousands of Persians, set-
tling forever the seat of power in the Occi-
dent, that Athens gave birth to her states-
men and philosophers, her artists and her
poets. It was after France had been
shaken by the storm of her revolution —
''Truth clad in hell-fire" — that she overran
Europe under the first Xapoleon. So it
was the birth-time of greatness when
America was torn for thirty years by the
death struggle of two opposing forces — a
struggle that found its way, not only into
the halls of legislation and the busy seats
of trade, but into the remotest hut on the
frontier, and shook with the noise of strife
even the solitudes of the prairies and the
mountains. Then it was as the expression
of the Nation's agony and victory, that
Abraham Lincoln walked forth among men,
the miracle of the nineteenth century.
The best foundation of greatness is a
certain sensitiveness of soul. By it the
poet receives the beauty of his world, and
perceives the dramatic quality of human
action. It is the same power by which the
mathematician is impressed by numbers
and relations; and the saint has imprinted
upon him the austere beauty of holiness.
Neither poet nor mathematician nor saint,
Abraham Lincoln was the sharer with
them of this wonderful power of the
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sensitive soul. But neither beauty nor
virtue in the abstract moved him; his na-
ture was open only to the touch of human
life. It was this strength of his that made
him the ready prey of the tears of woman
and the sorrows of any little child; but it
was the power by which he was able to
receive impressions of men and understand
them; to comprehend the motives of the
human soul, and to predict human action;
and to interpret not one class alone, but
all classes of society. Above all men of
his time, he knew what was in man. It
was this quality which manifested itself in
his grotesque humor and grim pathos.
Human life is both a tragedy and a com-
edy; he felt it in its completeness. But
mirth and melancholy are twins, light and
dark, that are cradled in every great soul.
It was so with Mirabeau, with Caesar, with
Shakespeare, with Abraham Lincoln. In
his later years his humor was not a joy,
but a weapon. Men saw a flash of light,
and only knew it had been a sword when
some falsehood lay pierced at his feet.
In the growth of his years he passed
through clarifying processes, which ex-
alted his receptive power to great uses, and
made him the embodiment of all the better
forces of the Nation's life and experience.
But he was always a natural leader of men.
He embodied every condition in which he
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was placed, and his companions, of what-
ever sort they were, recognized his power,
and owned his mastery. This was equally
true when he wrestled with the boys in the
backwoods at Geary's Grove, and when
he strove successfully with statesmen and
diplomats at the Nation's Capital. It is a
mistake to speak of Abraham Lincoln as
ever having been an obscure man. He
may have been obscure from the provincial
point of view of Boston or New York ;
but he was never obscure. Whether in
the woods of Indiana, or on the still ruder
frontier by the banks of the Sangamon ;
whether keeping store in New Salem, head-
ing the "Long Nine" in the Legislature
at Vandalia, riding the circuit with his fel-
low lawyers, or on the stump in political
campaigns, he was never obscure. He was
always a leader. He was as great as his
situation, and this was as true of him in
Illinois as it was in Washington. He lived
under a constantly-widening horoscope.
He sprang full-armed to meet his career.
His life was a constant evolution and mani-
festation of inherent greatness.
The first glimpse of him in public life
certainly shows him only as a possibility.
He is not far the other side of twenty, and
he has nominated himself for the Legis-
lature. To start the campaign he goes to
Pappsville for a political meeting. As a
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mere incident he takes hold of the most
stalwart of several rude fellows who are
trying to make a disturbance, and literally
hurls him twelve feet. At length he has
a chance to speak. There he stands, six
feet four inches in his stockings, with the
longest arms and legs imaginable on a man.
The future chief figure of his century cer-
tainly makes a most singular appearance.
Look at him. He wears a mixed jeans
coat, claw-hammer style, but so short that
he can not sit on it. He has on tow-linen
pantaloons, also six inches too short, but
showing his indigo blue stockings to ad-
vantage, which terminate in indescribable
low shoes. He wears no vest, has on one
suspender, carries a straw hat something the
worse for wear, and proceeds to make his
maiden speech. Now listen :
"Fellow-citizens, — I presume you all
know who I am. I am humble Abraham
Lincoln. I have been solicited by my
friends to become a candidate for the Legis-
lature. My politics are short and sweet,
like the old woman's dance. I am in favor
of a national bank. I am in favor of an
internal improvement system and a high
protective tariff. These are my sentiments.
If elected, I shall be thankful; if not, it
will be all the same."
The report of the speech may or may
not be exact. It is, no doubt, sufficiently
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so to enable us to have a fair picture of
his entrance into public life. From such
a rude beginning he became one of the
most effective speakers who ever addressed
American audiences on political subjects.
But at a very early period he showed
signs of his coming greatness. When again
a candidate for the Legislature, he was
replied to by a Mr. Forquer, who said it
was his duty to "take the young man
down." Never was biter bit after a severer
fashion. This Mr. Forquer had changed
his politics a short time before, and almost
immediately was appointed register of the
land-office. He then proceeded to build
a good house, and protected it with the
onlv lightning-rod known in Springfield.
When Mr. Forquer was through, Lincoln
rose in reply, closing with these words:
"I desire to live, and I am ambitious for
place; but I would rather die now than,
like the gentleman, live to see the day when
I would change my politics for an office
worth three thousand dollars a year, and
then feel compelled to erect a lightning-
rod to protect a guilty conscience from an
Of course, Mr. Forquer and his light-
ning-rod had achieved immortality in that
It was at the Legislature in 1834 that
Abraham Lincoln, for the first time, met
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Stephen A. Douglas. No record is left us
of the first impressions which each made
upon the other — the antithesis of each
other in almost every point of personal and
social character and position. For nearly
thirty years they were conspicuous rivals;
and among the many forces that operated
powerfully to stimulate Mr. Lincoln, there
was perhaps none second to the great brain
and sturdy strength of his remarkable an-
But the years have gone by. Lincoln
has achieved personal and political distinc-
tion. He has had a look at Washington
during two years as congressman. At last
his clear vision has come to recognize dis-
tinctly the nature of the crisis that threat-
ens the Nation. By general consent he
is recognized as the leader of the Repub-
lican party in the State of Illinois; and,
though defeated for the Senate in 1855 by
Lyman Trumbull, no other candidate is
suggested in the next contest with Stephen
A. Douglas. There is an immense dis-
tance between the first speech of his
career and the speech in Springfield to the
Convention which named him as standard-
bearer in the memorable struggle for a
seat in the United States Senate. That
speech is familiar to you all, and that par-
agraph which is said to have defeated him
for senator, only to have elected him Pres-
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ident, was the utterance not only of a clear
vision, but of a strong soul.
"A house divided against itself can not
stand. I believe this Government can not
permanently endure half slave and half free.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved.
I do not expect the house to fall, but I do
expect it will cease to be divided. It will
become all one thing or all the other."
But the most noteworthy scene was not
the meeting of the Convention where this
speech was delivered ; it was in that far
more significant gathering held the night
before in the library of the State-house,
where, in a little conference, the nature of
which is well known to men in practical
politics, he read his speech to a dozen per-
sonal and political friends, and asked their
judgment upon its wisdom. When he fin-
ished reading that important and immortal
paragraph, one cf them is said to have re-
marked with a great deal more emphasis
than polish, "That is a damn-fool utter-
ance;" and this was a terse and irreverent
expression of the sentiments of the confer-
ence. But this was a time when the chil-
dren of this world were not so wise in their
generation as the child of light. In wrath
the man rose like a great colossus above
them all, and said :
"Gentlemen, the time has come when
these sentiments should be uttered; and if
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it be decreed that I go down because of
this speech, then let me go down linked
to the truth ; let me die in the advocacy of
what is just and right."
In those words spoke the warrior, the
martyr, and the saint.
The most conspicuous faculties by
which Mr. Lincoln brought his fine and
capacious nature into the service of life
were his conscience and his judgment.
These are the most important organs in
the structure of every soul. His moral
consciousness was as clear and undoubted
as his intellectual perceptions were just
and sane. As a lawyer he could make no
success of a case in which he did not be-
lieve, though it might have strong legal
grounds. On the other hand, if the case
engaged his moral sense, though the law
might be against him, his tremendous
force often overpowered both judge and
jury, and secured the verdict. The same
thing was true of him in his political
speeches. He must believe intensely the
doctrines of the campaign, or he could not
proclaim them. He was not so versatile
as his rivals, and he made a strange figure
on the American platform. Truth, justice,
righteousness, were too masterful for him;
he could never be merely the servant of
the hour. But it was because of this
higher obedience that he was able to be-
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lieve implicitly in himself, and was able to
compel at last the abiding faith of the
American people. Once again it would ap-
pear that the child of light has a wisdom
of his own.
AYas Air. Lincoln a Christian? Many
words and some bitterness have attended
the discussion of the question. Judged by
merely dogmatic or even conventional
standards, he certainly never was. But if,
to be a Christian, a man must believe with
all his soul that there is a God who made
and rules the world; that a sense of duty
is the supremest law for every human soul;
that only in obedience to that law can any
cause finally succeed; that sacrifice and
self-sacrifice are not too dear a price to
pay for truth and righteousness, then, to
the depths of his great soul, was Air. Lin-
coln a Christian man. His religious con-
viction deepened and widened as the years
went by until its expression reached the
climax in that matchless passage of the
second inaugural, where he says:
"Fondly do we hope, fervently do we
pray that this mighty scourge of war may
speedily pass away ; yet if God wills that
it continue until all the wealth piled up by
the bondman's two hundred and fifty years
of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until
every drop of blood drawn with the lash
shall be paid by another drawn with the
Abraham Lincoln 17
sword, as was said three thousand years
ago, so still it must be said, 'The judgments
of the Lord are true and righteous alto-
Either Abraham Lincoln was the most
skillful theatrical performer on any political
stage, and even a greater rhetorician than
he was an actor, or these words confess
a consciousness of the providence of God
as profound as that of Job or Paul.
In addition to an irresistible conscience
he had, also, a powerful and sagacious
judgment. His conscience taught him to
be true to what is eternally right ; his judg-
ment bade him consider what is immedi-
ately and practically possible. Judgment
and conscience were the two reins by which
he drove his chariot of power along the
highway of greatness. Here is the key to
his apparent hesitation in the emancipation
of the colored race. As he understood it,
it was a war for the Union, and not for
emancipation. He hated slavery with an
everlasting hatred; but he was also the re-
sponsible leader of a great people. He
was one of those masters of men who feel
the responsibilities of power in a deeper
way than the privileges of power. He says
in a letter on the subject to A. G. Hodges:
"It was in the oath which I took that
I would, to the best of my ability, preserve,
protect, and defend the Constitution of the
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United States. I could not take the office
without taking the oath, nor was it my
view that I might take the oath to get
power, and break the oath in using the
Here is a lesson that many of the chil-
dren of this world might learn from tha
wisdom of the child of light. But the de-
lay was not alone a matter of conscience,
it was a question of judgment as well.
Better than all the fiery sons of Massa-
chusetts he understood the dangers that
lay in the border States of Kentucky,
Maryland, and Missouri. He waited until
victories in the field could control the
bonier States, until the rising tide of
opinion rolled with resistless power in
the Northern States, and when at length
the necessities of the struggle, the condi-
tions of public opinion, and his high sense
of duty combined to bring conscience and
judgment into harmonious action, he knew
that the hour of Cod had struck; and with
the pen of emancipation he touched the
fetters of the slave, and in the clangor of
their falling was heard the psalm of the
Nation and the music of the world.
In all the wide domain of affairs Mr.
Lincoln made the practical application of
a few great truths bring him decision. His
philosophy of history was a faith in the
providence of God. His political sagacity
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and foresight was his faith that the masses
of the American people could, in the final
judgment of any great question, be fully
trusted to be faithful to the right, as it
should be given them to see the right.
These foundations enabled him to surpass
in practical power many men of wider ex-
perience and greater knowledge. So it
came to pass that in intellectual activity
he was not so much a man of processes
as he was the child of vision. He was not
a logician in the ordinary sense, yet his
statements are often both illustrations and
arguments. Speaking of the labor ques-
tion he says shrewdly, "I always thought
that the man who makes the corn should
eat the corn."
And, in spite of economics, the plain
wisdom of the plain man seems to be the
last word that may properly be said.
Scan his life, and see how this great
man grew. He comes from the woods of
Indiana to the banks of the Sangamon,
from the flatboats of the Mississippi to the
store in New Salem, from surveying to
law, from the politics of a county to
the management of a State, from the chief-
tainship of a political party to the Chief
Magistracy of a great Nation in the throes
of a supreme struggle for its life. Heavier
and heavier burdens were laid upon him
year by year. He lifted them, and he
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grew under them. In every place he was
the master of all men. Shrewd politician
may he have been, but great savior of the
Nation did he become. He may have be-
gan as a sage, but he ended as a saint.
He himself ripened while he toiled and
suffered. He was, indeed, the lonely and
sorrowing servant of the Nation. The iron
entered his soul, and broke his body. The
storm plowed furrows in his face, and his
shoulders were bent under the burdens that
he bore. Horace Greeley, after seeing
him, said he could not live through his
second term as President. Such are still
the pains of redemption.
The birds of prey, hungry for the Na-
tion's life, plunged beak and claw into his
bosom. He flinched not, nor faltered;
again and again he beat them back;
there he stood until the skies cleared, un-
til peace touched the land with her beauty,
and liberty claimed for her own every
man, woman, and child from sea to sea.
See him complete at last, our Nation's
hero, victor over poverty, isolation, hered-
ity, environment, ignorance, difficulties
unutterable, and whatever enemies may
perplex a human life. There he stands!
Calm, valiant, victorious, a mighty man.
Nor is this all. He was, most of all, a
historic man, strangely called and devel-
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oped under the providence of God to be the
foremost exponent of the human passion
for liberty in all ages.
And what think you? When the bullet
of a half-crazed assassin in abject folly
struck down this man unto his death,
think you that he perished forever from
God's universe? Think you that a life de-
veloped by such labors and sorrows was
of no more worth than to mingle with the
unthinking dust from whence it sprang?
I can not believe it. I can not believe
that nature, so difficult in her processes,
and so parsimonious of her materials,
should end at last in the destruction of a
scul which most amply fulfills her noblest
aims. How abject a denouement which
would rob the drama of life of all unity
and purpose !
No, this man was immortal, and with the
mighty spirits of all time he rose out of
his pain and warfare to the serene thrones
of the universe, where the sons of God live
on forever and forever.
And not only Abraham Lincoln, but the
company of all our sainted and heroic
dead crowd thick upon our memory.
They fill the air about us. They are, in-
deed, a cloud of witnesses urging us to
take up their tasks and complete their tri-
umphs. Let me close, therefore, with the
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words of our Nation's greatest soul re-
maining for us as a perpetual inspiration:
"It is rather for us to be here dedicated
to the great task remaining before us, that
from these honored dead we take in-
creased devotion to the cause for which
they here gave their last full measure of
devotion; that we here highly resolve that
the dead shall not have died in vain; that
the Nation shall, under God, have a new
birth of freedom, and that government of
the people, by the people, and for the
people shall not perish from the earth."
Words of Lincoln
Words of Lincoln
"Come what will, I will keep my faith
with friend and foe."
"I do not impugn the motives of any one
opposed to me."
"It is no pleasure to me to triumph over
"I shall do my utmost, that whoever is
to hold the helm for the next voyage shall
start with the best possible chance to save
"I have not willingly planted a thorn in
any man's bosom."
"My early history is perfectly character-
ized by a single line of Gray's Elegy :
'The short and simple annals of the poor.' "
"Men are not nattered by being shown
that there has been a difference of purpose
between them and the Almighty."
26 Words of Lincoln
"I know that the Lord is always on the
side of the right. But it is my constant
anxiety and prayer that I and this Nation
should be on the Lord's side."
"I have been driven many times to my
knees by the overwhelming- conviction that
I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom,
and that of all about me, seemed insufficient
for that day."
"We can not escape history."
" The purposes of the Almighty are per-
fect, and must prevail, though we erring
mortals may fail to accurately perceive them
u God must like common people, or he
would not have made so many of them."
" Of the people, when they rise in mass
in behalf of the Union and the liberties of
their country, truly may it be said: 'The
gates of hell can not prevail against them.' "
"Unless the great God . . . shall
be with and aid me, I must fail ; but if the
same Omniscient Mind and Almighty Arm
. . . shall guide and support me, I shall
not fail; I shall succeed."
" I authorize no bargains [for the Presi-
dency], and will be bound by none."
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"The reasonable man has long since
agreed that intemperence is one of the great-
est, if not the greatest, of all evils among
"I am indeed very grateful to the brave
men who have been struggling with the
enemy in the field."
"For thirty years I have been a temper-
ance man, and I am too old to change."
"That we here highly resolve that
. . . this Nation, under God, shall have
a new birth of freedom, and that the Govern-
ment of the people, by the people, and for
the people, shall not perish from the earth."
" I appeal to you again to constantly bear
in mind that with you [the people], and not
with politicians, not with Presidents, not
with office-seekers, but with you, is the
question, Shall the Union and shall the lib-
erties of the country be preserved to the
" If all that has been said by orators and
poets since the creation of the world in praise
of women were applied to the women of
America, it would not do them full justice
for their conduct during the war. . . .
God bless the women of America !"
"With malice toward none, with charity
for all, with firmness in the right, as God
28 Words of Lincoln
gives us to see the right, let us strive on to
finish the work we are in ; to bind up the
Nation's wounds ; to care for him who shall
have borne the battle, and for his widow and
his orphan — to do all which may achieve
and cherish a just and lasting peace among
ourselves and with all nations."
"This country, with its institutions, be-
longs to the people who inhabit it."
" I have never had a feeling politically
that did not spring from the sentiments em-
bodied in the Declaration of Independence."
u No men living are more worthy to be
trusted than those who toil up from poverty
— none less inclined to take or touch aught
which they have not honestly earned. 1 '
"Let us have faith that right makes
might ; and, in that faith, let us to the end
dare to do our duty as we understand it."
"There is no grievance that is a fit ob-
ject of redress by mob law."
"Many great and good men, sufficiently
qualified for any task they may undertake,
may ever be found, whose ambition would
aspire to nothing beyond a seat in Congress,
a gubernatorial, or a Presidential chair; but
such belong not to the family of the lion or
the tribe of the eagle."
Words of Lincoln 29
"Nowhere in the world is presented a
Government of so much liberty and equal-
"Gold is good in its place; but living,
brave, and patriotic men are better than
" Let none falter who thinks he is right."
"All that I am, all that I hope to be, I
owe to my angel mother."
" The way for a young man to rise is to
improve himself every way he can, never
suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder
"Suspicion and jealousy never did help
any man in any situation."
" Every man is said to have his peculiar
ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can
say, for one, that I have no other so great
as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-
men, by rendering myself worthy of their
"Slavery is founded in the selfishness of
man's nature — opposition to it in his love
"Stand with anybody that stands right.
Stand with him while he is right, and part
with him when he goes wrong."
"Revolutionize through the ballot-box."
30 Words of Lincoln
u If I live, this accursed system of rob-
bery and shame in our treatment of the
Indians shall be reformed."
"This Government must be preserved in
spite of the acts of any man, or set of men."
"Many free countries have lost their
liberty, and ours may lose hers; but, if she
shall, be it my proudest plume, not that I
was the last to desert, but that I never de-
"Any people, anywhere, being inclined
and having the power, have the right to
rise up and shake <>li the existing Govern-
ment, and form a new one that .suits them
better. This is a most valuable and sacred
right — a right which, we hope and believe,
is to liberate the world."
"At what point shall we expect the ap-
proach of danger? Shall we expect some
transatlantic military giant to step the ocean
and crush us at a blow? Never! All the
armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa com-
bined, with all the treasures of the earth
(our own excepted) in their military chest,
with a Bonaparte for a commander, could
not, by force, take a drink from the Ohio,
or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a
trial of a thousand years. At what point,
then, is this approach of danger to be ex-
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pected? I answer, If it ever reach us, it
must spring up amongst us. It can not
come from abroad. If destruction be our
lot, we must ourselves be its author and
finisher. As a Nation of freemen, we must
live through all time or die by suicide."
" Passion has helped us [to preserve our
free institutions], but can do so no more.
It will in future be our enemy. Reason —
cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason —
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trump that shall awaken our Washington.
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rest as the rock of its basis, and as truly as
has been said of the only greater institution,
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