The World's Great Events: An Indexed History of the World from Earliest Times to the Present Day, 7. kötet

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Esther Singleton
P. F. Collier, 1916

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2180. oldal - My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.
2264. oldal - We don't want to fight, but by jingo if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, we've got the money too.
2063. oldal - Nobody however who has paid any attention to the particular features of our present era, will doubt for a moment that we are living at a period of most wonderful transition, which tends rapidly to the accomplishment of that great end to which, indeed, all History points — the realization of the unity of Mankind.
2205. oldal - Will our Generals never get that idea out of their heads? The whole country is our soil.
2063. oldal - I conceive it to be the duty of every educated person closely to watch and study the time in which he lives ; and, as far as in him lies, to add his humble mite of individual exertion to further the accomplishment of what he believes Providence to have ordained.
2065. oldal - The Exhibition of 1851 is to give us a true test and a living picture of the point of development at which the whole of mankind has arrived in this great task, and a new starting point from which all nations will be able to direct their further exertions.
2195. oldal - Encouraged by the successful issue of the engagement of the first day, and in view of the valuable results that would ensue from the defeat of the army of General Meade, it was thought advisable to renew the attack.
2358. oldal - ... bounding forward, checking, sinking limply to the ground. Now under the black flag in a ring of bodies stood only three men, facing the three thousand of the Third Brigade. They folded their arms about the staff and gazed steadily forward. Two fell. The last Dervish stood up and filled his chest; he shouted the name of his God and hurled his spear. Then he stood quite still, waiting. It took him full; he quivered, gave at the knees, and toppled with his head on his arms and his face towards the...
2114. oldal - Mouravieff, in a battle that lasted nearly seven hours, and as the result of which the Russians left on the field more than five thousand dead. He had to surrender at last to famine; but the very articles of surrender to which the conqueror consented became the trophy of Williams and his men. The garrison were allowed to leave the place with all the honors of war ; and, " as a testimony to the valorous resistance made by the garrison of Kars, the officers of all ranks are to keep their swords.
2188. oldal - Mr. President, I approve of the proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression of the public mind, consequent upon our repeated reverses, is so great that I fear the effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government, a cry for help ; the Government stretching forth its hands to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching forth her hands to the Government.

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