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subject, neither its thought nor its feeling. It gives only the suggestive touch which awakens and brings a multitude to realize the same idea and become dominated by one motive.
This was a great speech because it was definite—because it gave expression to the highest feeling in the heart of the nation—because in the sweep of only ten short sentences he painted the whole ideal of his country and its perpetuation and advance. It was great because it stirred the noblest feeling for liberty in the hearts of his countrymen, and notwithstanding the imperfection of a few of the sentences, which were extemporaneous, and flowed forth with all the colloquial simplicity of conversation, it was consummate art. It was high art because it was simple—because it bodied forth the ideal—because it thrilled the deepest emotions of the human heart, and brought harmony from chaos and unity out of conflicting opinions and feelings.
REPUBLICAN PARTY LINCOLN'S MONUMENT.
SPEAKER JOSEPH G. CANNON.
ments to Lincoln, but the most fitting monument to Lincoln is the party he helped to organize and the achievements of the policies he helped develop. Lincoln will always be known as the first and foremost Republican, as he will ever be known as second to no other American.
Lincoln's fidelity to the responsibility put upon him by the American people was no better illustrated than when reverses first came to our armies. In the most trying hour, when treason threatened anarchy, Lincoln stood practically alone as the leader of the people.
There is no more inspiring incident in our whole history, or one more pathetic, than that of the tall, gaunt form of Lincoln, with that sad but serene face, standing out against the darkening sky to assure the men in the field and their supporters at home that there was still manhood and real leadership in the place of highest responsibility.
1. We sing to thee, O Lin-coln! Co - lumbia's loy - al son, Who by thy no- ble 2. We sing to thee, O Lin-coln! With star and stripe unfurl’d; For-ev-er shall thy 3. We sing to thee, O Lin-coln! Tho' years have onward swept, And thou among the
man-hood, A thou-sand hon-ors won: We sing thy deeds of val - or, Thy prais - es Go ring - ing thro' the world; On truth's il- lus-trious ban-ner, On bless - ed, Hast long and si - lent slept; Yet Free-dom's sons and daughters U .
love for lib - er - ty, which left a stain-less record, And set a na-tion free. Free-dom's blazoned scroll, Thy name shall be re-cord-ed, While endless a- ges roll. nit - ed shall proclaim The glo - ry and the hon-or of thy im-mor-tal name!