Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent Drama of England, Ireland, America, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Scandinavia, Volumen2,Parte4

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Thomas Herbert Dickinson
Houghton Mifflin, 1921 - 734 páginas
 

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Página 121 - That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free...
Página 122 - Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
Página 129 - I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected.
Página 122 - I believe that I have not so much of the confidence of the people as I had, some time since, I do not know that, all things considered, any other person has more; and, however this may be, there is no way in which I can have any other man put where I am. I am here. I must do the best I can, and bear the responsibility of taking the course which I feel I ought to take.
Página 127 - No one need expect me to take any part in hanging or killing those men, even the worst of them. Frighten them out of the country, open the gates, let down the bars, scare them off (throwing up his hands as if scaring sheep).
Página 111 - It is not my especial province. But I neither seek to evade nor assume responsibility.
Página 121 - That's all very well fur you to say, but I tell you, old man, that Judas Iscarrot can't show hisself in Utiky with impunerty by a darn site ! " with which observashun he kaved in Judassis hed. The young man belonged to 1 of the first famerlies in Utiky. I sood him, and the Joory brawt in a verdick of Arson in the 3d degree.
Página 367 - THE SPECTATOR. I have it from a reliable quarter. RUNNING MURMURS. Hush!... Has he come? No!... Yes, he has! ... In the box with the grating — The cardinal! . . . the cardinal! . . . the cardinal! . . . ONE OF THE PAGES. What a shame! . . . Now we shall have to behave! (Knocking on the stage. Complete stillness. Pause.) VOICE OF ONE OF THE MARQUISES (breaking the deep silence, behind the curtain). Snuff that candle! OTHER MARQUIS (thrusting his head out between the curtains). A chair! (A chair...
Página 116 - But in the mean time there will come moments when the aggressors will force the instinct to resistance to act. Then we must act earnestly, praying always in our courage that never again will this thing happen. And then we must turn again, and again, and again to persuasion. This appeal to force is the misdeed of an imperfect world. But we are imperfect. We must strive to purify the world, but we must not think ourselves pure above the world. When I had this thing to decide, it would have been easy...
Página 721 - ... girl, then pull out, settle it. Or go alone. You are young, you have still time enough to be enmeshed by a woman. PEPEL. [Takes him by the shoulder.] No, but say — why do you tell me all this? . . . LUKA. Hold on. Let me go ... I must look after Anna. . . . Her throat is rattling. [He goes to ANNA'S bed, strikes the curtain back, looks at the prostrate form and touches it with his hand. PEPEL, uneasy and depressed, follows him.] Lord Jesus Christ, All Powerful ! receive in peace the soul of...

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