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" Was it possible to lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. "
The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ... - Page 27
by William M. Thayer - 1864 - 75 pages
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The Living Age, Volume 295

Literature - 1917 - 920 pages
...strike a balance when he said: "Was it possible to lose the Nation and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law life and limb must be protected; yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb." Self-Denial. SELF-DENIAL. "And what," I said, "did you do during the Great War, Francesca?" "In the...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865 - 810 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ;...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - History - 1864 - 492 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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Patriotism in Poetry and Prose: Being Selected Passages from Lectures and ...

James Edward Murdoch, Thomas Buchanan Read - Patriotic poetry, American - 1864 - 200 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? " By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 514 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ;...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 2

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1866 - 842 pages
...organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, lii'e t from behind his defenses and give us hnttle on felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 544 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the Nation, and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected : yet often a limb must bo amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures,...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 462 pages
...Caatutfonf By general law, life and limb must bo protected; yet often a limb must be amputated to aare a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that matures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 496 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the Nation, and yet preserve the Constitution ? " By general law, life and limb must be protected :...unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming mdispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the Nation. Right...
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The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ...

George Washington Bacon - Biography - 1865 - 206 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ;...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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