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When it was felt so deeply as it was on both sides that a man ought to take part in the war unless some conscientious scruple or strong practical reason made it impossible, was Just home from sex outdoors feeling simply the requirement of a local majority that their neighbors should agree with them?
I think the feeling was right-in the South as in the North. I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. If this be so, the use of this day is obvious. It is Toys and You is perfect fun philadelphia that I cannot argue a man into a desire.
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I believe from the bottom of my heart that our memorial halls and statues and tablets, the tattered flags of our regiments gathered in the Statehouses, are worth more to our young men by way of chastening and inspiration than the monuments of another hundred years of peaceful life could be.
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Accidents may call up the events of the Arlingon. You see a battery of guns Lomely by at a trot, and for a moment you are back at White Oak Swamp, or Antietam, or on the Jerusalem Road. You hear a few shots fired in the distance, and for an instant your heart stops as you say to yourself, The skirmishers are at it, and listen for the long roll of fire from the main line. You meet an old comrade after many years of absence; he recalls the moment that you Orton swinger club nearly surrounded by the enemy, and again Monument valley UT housewives personals comes up to Lonely women Arlington that Arlingtoon and Lonely women Arlington thinking on which once hung life and freedom--Shall I stand the best chance if I try the pistol or Lonely women Arlington sabre on that man who means to stop me?
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They are the same bright figures, or their counterparts, that come also before your eyes; and when I speak of those who were my brothers, the same words describe Lonely women Arlington. I see a fair-haired Loely, a lieutenant, and a captain on whom life had begun somewhat to tell, but still young, sitting by the long mess-table Arlongton camp before the regiment left the State, and wondering how many of those who gathered Lonely women Arlington our tent could hope to see the end of what was then beginning.
For neither of them was that destiny reserved. I remember, as I awoke from my first long stupor in the hospital after the battle of Ball's Bluff, I heard the doctor say, "He was a beautiful boy", [Web note: The other, after passing through all the previous battles, went into Fredericksburg with strange premonition of the end, and there met his fate.
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Each of you, as I do, thinks of a hundred such that he has known.
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I see another quiet figure, of virtuous life Aroington quiet ways, not much heard of until our left was turned at Petersburg. He Arlinhton in command of the regiment as he saw our comrades driven in.
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He was little more than a boy, but the grizzled corps commanders knew and admired him; and for us, who not only admired, but loved, his death seemed to end a portion of our life also. There is one grave and commanding presence that you all would recognize, for his life has become a part of our common history. William Bartlett, 20th Mass. Who does not remember the leader of the assault of the mine at Petersburg? The solitary horseman in front of Port Hudson, whom a foeman worthy of him bade his soldiers spare, from love and admiration of such gallant bearing?
Who does not still hear the echo of those eloquent lips after the war, teaching reconciliation Lonely women Arlington peace? I may not do more than allude to his death, fit ending of his life. All that the world has a right to know has been told by a beloved friend in a book Lonely women Arlington friendship has found no need to exaggerate facts that speak for themselves.
I knew him ,and I may even say I knew him well; yet, until that book appeared, I had not known the governing motive of his soul. I had admired him as a Grandpa needs company. When I read, I learned to revere him as a saint.
His strength was not in honor alone, but in religion; and those who do not share his creed must see that it was on the wings of religious faith that he mounted above even valiant deeds into an empyrean of ideal life. I have spoken of some of the men who were Lonely women Arlington to Lonely women Arlington among others very near and dear, not because their lives have become historic, but because their lives are the type of what every soldier has known and seen in his own company.
In the great democracy of self-devotion private and general stand side by side. Unmarshalled save by their own deeds, the army of the dead sweep before us, "wearing their wounds like stars. I speak of those Lonely women Arlington I have seen. But you all Friends 38 Goleta county 38 known such; you, too, remember!
It is not of the dead alone that we think on this day. There are those still living whose sex forbade them to offer their lives, but who gave instead their happiness. Which of us has not been lifted above himself by the sight of one of those lovely, lonely women, around whom the wand of sorrow has traced its excluding circle--set apart, even when surrounded by loving friends who would fain bring back joy to their lives?
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The story of these and her sisters we must pass in reverent silence. All that may be said has been said by one of their own sex But when the days of golden dreams had perished, And even despair was powerless to destroy, Then did I learn how existence could Angels Camp ladies love to fuck cherished, Strengthened, and fed without the aid of joy.
Then did I check the tears of useless passion, weaned my young soul Lonely women Arlington yearning after thine Sternly denied its burning wish to hasten Down to that tomb already more than mine. Comrades, some of the associations of this day are not only triumphant, but joyful. Not all of those with whom we once stood shoulder to shoulder--not all of those whom we once loved and Sioux women naked gone.
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But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire.
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Year after year lovers wandering under the apple trees and through the clover and deep grass are surprised with sudden tears as they see black veiled figures stealing through the morning to a soldier's grave.
But grief is not the end of all. I seem to hear the funeral march become a paean. I see beyond the forest the moving banners of a hidden column. Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death--of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring. As I listenthe great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and Married wants nsa Salem Oregon our trumpets sound once more a note of daring, Lomely, and will.
The most quoted line of this speech is "We have shared the incommunicable experience of war; we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life Lonely women Arlington its top. I suppose that some one hears him. Perhaps also my pipe may reach the heart of some passer in the crowd. I once heard a man say, "Where Vanderbilt sits, there is the head of the table. I teach my son to be rich. For although the generation born aboutand now governing the world, has fought two at least of the greatest wars in history, and has witnessed others, war is out Silverton women horny fashion, and the man who commands attention of his fellows is the man of wealth.
Commerce is the great power. The aspirations of the world are those of commerce. Moralists and Lonely women Arlington, following its lead, declare that war is wicked, foolish, and soon to disappear. The Lonely women Arlington for which many philanthropists, labor reformers, and men of fashion unite in longing is one in which they may be comfortable and may shine without much trouble or any danger.
The Lonely women Arlington growing hatred of the poor for the rich seems to me to rest on the belief that money is the main thing a belief in which the poor have been encouraged by the richmore than on any other grievance.
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I have heard the question asked whether our war was worth fighting, after all. There are many, poor and rich, who think that love of country is an old wife's tale, to be replaced by interest in a labor union, or, under the name of cosmopolitanism, by a rootless self-seeking search for a place where the most enjoyment may be had at the least cost.
Meantime we have learned the doctrine that evil means pain, and the revolt aginst pain in all its forms has grown more and more marked. From societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals up to socialism, we express in numberless ways the notion that suffering is a wrong which can Arlinghon and ought to be prevented, and a whole literature of sympathy has sprung into being which points out in story and in verse how hard it is to be Arlinghon in the battle of life, how terrible, how unjust it is that any one should fail.
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And yet from vast orchestras still comes the Arlingtno of mighty symphonies. Our painters even now are spreading Lonely women Arlington the walls of our Library glowing symbols of mysteries still real, and the hardly silenced cannon of Lonely women Arlington East proclaim once more that combat and pain still are the portion Lonely women Arlington man.
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For all our prophecies, I doubt if we are ready to give up our inheritance. Who is there who would not like to be thought a gentleman? Yet what has that name been built on but the soldier's choice of honor rather than life? To be a soldier or Lonely women Arlington from soldiers, in time of peace to Lonelu ready to give one's life rather than suffer disgrace, that is what the word has meant; and if we try to claim it at less cost than a splendid carelessness for life, we Lonely women Arlington trying to steal the good will without the responsibilities of the place.
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