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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.1894 Excerpt: ... around the remains of a president than whom none ever loved them more, or more earnestly sought their good. Against the innocent deluded people of the South we disavow all vindictive feeling and purpose. Our spirit toward them is that breathed in the prayer of the dying Saviour: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." But for treason and for slavery, out of which treason with all its kindred villainies has grown, we have no feeling but that of the most intense hatred, and no words but those of uncompromising and eternal execration. But in the midst of our deep sorrow, it is sweet to know that this sudden call to martyrdom did not find Abraham Lincoln unprepared. While making no ostentatious profession of piety, it is well known that he was in the daily practice of its devotional duties--the reading the Scriptures and secret prayer, and that latterly his character had acquired additional strength and beauty from the refining charities and virtues of the Christian faith and experience. Like Abraham of old, he walked with God, and as he was the true friend of man, so I doubt not he was a true friend of God--a bumble disciple of him who was "meek and lowly," and who gave his life for the world. But it is difficult to feel that Mr. Lincoln is dead; that he is no longer among us and of us; that his benevolent, hopeful, and trusting soul will no longer smile upon us; that his voice of fatherly counsel will no longer guide us; that his eyes of thoughtful saddened humor, themselves a prophecy of his truthful life and tragic death, are closed forever. When we think of Washington, of the White House, of the cabinet, it seems that he must still be there presiding, watching, counseling, restraining, guiding all. It is almost impossible to avoid the illus...
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