Proceedings of the Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire Volume . 1

Proceedings of the Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire Volume . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...unsullied, and splendid life and character of Abraham Lincoln, by the guidance of whose unparalleled judgment, wisdom, and goodness of heart the shackles of four millions of slaves were broken and the nation led from the depths and darkness of civil war to the light, beauty, freedom, and prosperity of a re-united people, the mighty struggle through which the nation passed would be without its most picturesque and thrilling incidents. These were conspicuous and successful leaders in three critical periods in the history of our country. What is there more valuable and precious to the American people than the life, character, and services of these splendid men? And what more precious inheritance could fall to a great people than the character of England's dead queen? Her spotless reign of sixty-three years over a mighty empire, her judgment, discretion, and wisdom, her thoughtful care for her people, her humane and benevolent life, have commanded universal affection and admiration. It was her supreme privilege to hold the sceptre of power not only for the longest period of any English sovereign, but during an age altogether the most wonderful in the progress of the world. While governments have fallen and dynasties been overthrown, while kings, princes and potentates, presidents, statesmen and generals, have come and gone, won and lost power, succeeded and failed, she still ruled and reigned with undiminished vigor and unwavering fidelity. Such was the impress which she stamped upon the age in which she ruled her people that it is universally known as the "Victorian Age," an age conspicuous for the growth of charitable institutions, for the amelioration of suffering among the poor, for the repeal of oppressive laws, and for the elevation...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652363
  • 9781236652362