Retrospections of an Active Life: 1867-1871

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Baker & Taylor, 1913 - France

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Page 174 - The cease of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it; it is a massy wheel, Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things Are mortis'd and adjoin'd; which, when it falls, Each small annexment, petty consequence, Attends the boisterous ruin. Never alone Did the king sigh, but with a general groan.
Page 454 - But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
Page 78 - I do not recognize you as capable of judging, or even fully apprehending me. You evidently regard me as a weak sentimentalist, misled by a maudlin philosophy. I arraign you as narrow-minded blockheads, who would like to be useful to a great and good cause, but don't know how.
Page 91 - In the mean time, that hard-to-begoverned passion of youth hurried me frequently into intrigues with low women that fell in my way, which were attended with some expense and great inconvenience, besides a continual risque to my health by a distemper which of all things I dreaded, though by great good luck I escaped it.
Page 124 - Stanton, being at the time commander-in-chief of the Northern troops that were concentrated about here, arrived rather late, indeed, they were waiting for him, and, on his entering the room, the President broke off in something he was saying, and remarked : " Let us proceed to business, gentlemen.
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Page 45 - The seceded states to be restored to their place in the union, whenever a convention of delegates, "elected by the male citizens, ... of whatever race, color, or previous condition," except those disfranchised for participation in rebellion, etc., should frame a constitution, which, being ratified by the people and approved by congress, should go into operation, and the legislature thereupon elected should adopt the fourteenth amendment.
Page 124 - I don't know — I don't know. But it will happen, and shortly, too.' As they were all impressed by his manner, the Attorney - General took him up again. ' Have you received any information, Sir, not yet disclosed to us?' 'No,' answered the President,

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