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" MY FRIENDS : No one not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not... "
A Sketch of Chili: Expressly Prepared for the Use of Emigrants, from the ... - Page 101
by Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna - 1866 - 181 pages
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The Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries: Extra number, Issues 53-56

1916 - 358 pages
...countrymen. His brief address on leaving his home at Springfield, Illinois, is inimitably beautiful: "My Friends No one not in my position can appreciate...of a century; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is...
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The Magazine of History: With Notes and Queries. Extra numbers

1916 - 330 pages
...townsmen goodbye. I give you the words, in which he closes his address: "My friends, no one but one in my position, can appreciate the sadness I feel...of a century, here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is...
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The Magazine of History: With Notes and Queries. Extra numbers

1917 - 364 pages
...countrymen. His brief address on leaving his home at Springfield, Illinois, is inimitably beautiful: "My Friends No one not in my position can appreciate...of a century; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is...
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Lincoln and the Convention of 1860: An Address Before the Chicago Historical ...

Addison Gilbert Procter - 1918 - 46 pages
...have to say. With a heart full of emotion looking into their anxious upturned faces Mr. Lincoln said, "My friends No one, not in my position, can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To you I owe all that I am. Here I have lived for more than a quarter of a century, here my children were...
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The Soul of Abraham Lincoln

William Eleazar Barton - 1920 - 414 pages
...distinct and with a certain prophetic far-off look which no one who saw can ever forget, began : " ' My friends, no one, not in my position can appreciate...of a century. Here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is...
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The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

Anna Maria Rose Wright - 1925 - 472 pages
...speech he made to the crowd on the station platform and sent it over the telegraph wires as follows : "My Friends : No one not in my position can appreciate...of a century; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I do not know how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which...
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A Lincoln Book: A Soldier's Tribute to His Chief

Josiah Grout - 1925 - 154 pages
...made the following impressive, prophetic talk : *"My Friends: no one, not in my position, can realize the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people...of a century. Here my children were born and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. I go to assume a task more difficult...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 93

1904 - 966 pages
...him, and gave them utterance in a pathetic formal farewell to the gathering crowd, as follows : " My Friends, No one not in my position can appreciate...of a century ; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is,...
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Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Part 2

United States. Department of State - 1866 - 632 pages
...position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. llere I have lived more than a quarter of a century. Here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. A duty devolves upon me which is greater perhaps than that which has devolved...
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Can You Say a Few Words?: How to Prepare and Deliver Award Presentations ...

Joan Detz - 1991 - 198 pages
...Abraham Lincoln's farewell to the citizens of Springfield, Illinois, as he departed for Washington: No one not in my position can appreciate the sadness...parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here 1 have lived more than a quarter of a century; here my children were born, and here one of them lies...
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