By Abraham Lincoln
Original yr of publication: 1989
Abraham Lincoln measured the promise—and cost—of American freedom in lucid and terribly relocating prose, recognized for its local wit, uncomplicated dignity of expressions, and mainly American taste. This quantity, with its spouse, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, contains the main accomplished choice ever released. Over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural legislation perform to nationwide prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloquent antislavery recommend and defender of the structure. integrated are the whole Lincoln-Douglas debates, maybe the main well-known war of words in American political history.
Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920–1997), quantity editor, was once professor of heritage at Stanford college. He was once the writer of numerous books, together with Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln within the 1850’s, The Dred Scott Case: Its value in American legislation and Politics, and Lincoln in textual content and Context.
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Of tonight. LAFAYETTE, MULLIGAN, LAURENS: MULLIGAN, LAFAYETTE: And when our children tell our story . . round tonight. HAMILTON: They’ll tell the story of tonight. Let’s have another HAMILTON, LAURENS, Let’s have another round tonight. LAFAYETTE: They’ll tell the story of tonight. Let’s have another round tonight. MULLIGAN, LAFAYETTE, ensemble: HAMILTON: Let’s have another round tonight. Raise a glass to freedom, Something they can never take away, no matter what they tell you. 3 Raise a glass to the four of us.
I thought, Here’s the show. The musical has emerged. This makes dramatic sense, and is scintillating,” he recalls. ” 46 V A few weeks later, he took Lin to lunch. “If you want the country, we forget that musical theater is a mongrel me to produce your show, I’d love to produce your show,” art form,” Lin says. Broadway absorbed jazz, then it he said. ” sounds. To make the connection explicit, he opened the Songbook program by combining two iconic songs about Some Broadway producers spend years mastering one of New York City: “Another Hundred People,” from Stethose tasks before stretching to do the others; Jeffrey had phen Sondheim’s Company, and Jay Z and Alicia Keys’s been doing them all since before he learned to shave.
LAURENS: Raise a glass to freedom. Tomorrow there’ll be They’ll tell the story of tonight. more of us. They’ll tell the story of— MULLIGAN, LAFAYETTE, LAURENS: Telling ENSEMBLE: Tonight. 4 the story of tonight. Scene shift. A city square. Burr enters. HAMILTON: They’ll tell the story of tonight. LAURENS, MULLIGAN, LAFAYETTE: Raise a glass to freedom, Something they can never take away. 34 35 I wrote this melody when I was 16 years old. ” When it came time to write this number for the show, that melody did everything I wanted this scene to do: It conveyed a yearning and innocence I felt in finding a group of friends to sing with me.
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