Speeches, Addresses, And Occasional Sermons (volume 3)

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byTheodore Parker

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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. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... made any bid at all; he was too sick for that, too sick for any thought of the Presidency. Perhaps at this moment the angel of death is dealing with that famed and remarkable man. Nay, he may already have gone where " The servant is free from his master, and the weary are at rest;" have gone home to his God, who is the Father of the great politician and the feeblest-minded slave. If it be so, let us follow him only with pity for his errors, and the prayer that his soul may be at rest. He has fought manfully in an unmanly cause. He seemed sincerely in the wrong, and spite of the badness of the cause to which he devoted his best energies, you cannot but respect the man. Last of all, Mr. Webster makes his bid for the lease of "that bad eminence," the Presidency. He bids higher than the others, of course, as coming later; bids Non-intervention, Four new slave States in Texas, Mason's Bill for Capturing Fugitive slaves, and Denunciation of all the Anti-slavery movements of the North, public and private. That is what he bids, looking to the southern side of the board of political brokers. Then he nods northward, and says, The Wilmot Proviso is my "thunder;" then timidly glances to the South and adds, But I will never use it. I think this is the only reasonable way in which we can estimate this speech -- as a bid for the Presidency. I will not insult that mighty intellect by supposing that he, in his private heart, regards it in any other light. Mr. Calhoun might well be content with that, and say " Organize the territories on the principle of that gentleman, and give us a free scope and sufficient time to get in -- we ask nothing but that, and we never will ask it." Such are the four great questions before us; such Mr. Webster's answers thereunto; such the tw...

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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. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... made any bid at all; he was too sick for that, too sick for any thought of the Presidency. Perhaps at this moment the angel ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217999824

ISBN - 13:9780217999823

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