Addresses And Papers On Life Insurance And Other Subjects by John Fairfield Dryden

Addresses And Papers On Life Insurance And Other Subjects

byJohn Fairfield Dryden

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON Ew occasions teach new duties, and man's thoughtswidgn wjth..* he progress of thesun. While problems of our national life demand for their satisfactory solution a rigid adherence to the fundamental principles of the constitution, in the light of new occasions, discoveries, and experiences they demand also a broad interpretation of the powers it confers in matters not within the range of thought and action a century ago. No conceivable position in public life can be thought of as more trying, no test of character and human energy more severe, than the stress and strain of the great questions which in his administration, from the day of his inauguration to the hour of his untimely death, confronted the heroic man whose memory we celebrate to-night. Lincoln will always stand as the supreme type of human courage--of faith in God and in himself. Long before he became President he had fought the battle of conscience and made his choice of right principles against political sophistry and the seductive views of the doctrine of selfish expediency. Little did it matter to him that he lost the senatorship in his contest with Douglas; his thought was upon the final result --the mighty issues upon which hung the destiny of the republic. He was sure of himself, of his position, of his principles. To him there was but one nation, and no casuistry could move him, no expediency could swerve him, no selfinterest could divert him from the course which, taking counsel alone of God and his own conscience, he had determined to follow. "Let us have faith," he said, in ending his debates with Douglas, "that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it." Lincoln never looked backward. His f...

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Title:Addresses And Papers On Life Insurance And Other SubjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217437885

ISBN - 13:9780217437882

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