Ohio Law Bulletin Volume 66

Ohio Law Bulletin Volume 66

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...out now, towering above his tallest contemporaries. in many respects he was taller than even the great events in which he took a directing part. The preservation of the American Union, the emancipation of the slaves, are notable events in the world's history. and any man who took the leading part in those events, as he did, would have won for himself enduring fame; but. reading the story, I feel that the personality of Abraham Lincoln and his statesmanship are in some respects even greater than those colossal events. His courage. his fortitude, his patience, his humanity, his clemency, his trust in the people, his belief in democracy--and, may I add, some of the very phrases in which he gave expression to those attribut/es----will stand out forever as beacons to guide troubled nations and their perplexed leaders. Resolute in var, he was moderate in victory. Misrepresented, misunderstood, underestimated, he was patient to the last. I know why his face appeared to become sadder as the years of the war rolled past. There were those who thought he ought to have shown his abhorrence of war by waging it halfheartedly, an-.l there were those who thought he ought to have displayed his appreciation of victory by using it hard-heartedlry. He disdained both those counsels and he was often reviled by both those counsellors. His tenderness was counted as weakness of character, his simplicity as proof of shallowness of mind; but the people believed in him all the time, they believed in him to the end, and they still believe in him now. In his life he was a great American. He is no longer so. He is one of those giant figures. of whom there are very few in history, who lose their nationality in death. They are no longer Greek or Hebrew, English or...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887360
  • 9781236887368