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" I shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend it.' I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory... "
The Ohio Educational Monthly and the National Teacher: A Journal of Education - Page 61
1898
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - 2005 - 228 pages
...the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it. I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and...
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Life Principles: Feeling Good by Doing Good

Bruce D. Weinstein - 2005 - 187 pages
...Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, which he gave on Monday, March 4, 1861: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone...
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First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Paul Woodruff - 2006 - 304 pages
...Lincoln's plea for harmony is addressed to the South at his first inauguration: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 843 pages
...out once more in a moving and conciliatory gesture, he said: I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break, our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2006 - 944 pages
...Seward's patriotic sentiments into a concise and powerful poetry: "I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and...
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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer - 2005 - 413 pages
...most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it. I am loth [sic] to close. We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory stretching from every battle-field and patriot's grave to every living heart and hearthstone...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - 2006 - 320 pages
...Seward's suggestion, Lincoln closed with some conciliatory words: "I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, streching [sic] from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart...
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - 2007 - 472 pages
...the strongest ending by far to any inaugural address ever. I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - 2006 - 629 pages
...the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend" it. I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone...
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Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil

Mark A. Graber - 2006 - 264 pages
...last paragraph offers a poetic appeal for national unity: I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone...
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