A Handbook of Classics

A Handbook of Classics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...were the rebirth of modern missions. He lived for God and his cause. LINCOLN AT A SALOON DOOR. Some years ago, at a Lincoln meeting among the old soldiers of a Michigan city, one of the battle-worn veterans gave the following testimony: "We have heard what Lincoln has done for all of us; I want to tell what he did for me. I was a private in one of the Western regiments that arrived first in Washington after the call for 75,000. We were marching through the city amid great crowds of cheering pefople, and then, after going into camp, were given leave to see the city. "Like many others of our boys, the saloon or tavern was the first thing we hit. With my comrade I was just about to go into the door of one of these places when a hand was laid upon my arm, and, looking up, there was President Lincoln from his great height above me, a mere lad, regarding me with those kindly eyes and pleasant smile. "I almost dropped with surprise and bash fulness, but he held out his hand; and as I took it he shook hands in strong Western fashion and said: T don't like to see our uniform going into these places.' That was all he said. He turned immediately and walked away, and we passed on. We would not have gone into that tavern for all the wealth of Washington City. "And this is what Abraham Lincoln did there and then for me: he fixed me so that whenever I go near a saloon and in any way think of entering, his words and face come back to me. That experience has been a means of salvation to my life. To-day I hate the saloon, and have hated it ever since I heard those words from that great man." LAME ON BOTH FEET. Some few years ago, in my home community, a Very distressing accident was about to take place before the eyes of a loving...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896645
  • 9781236896643