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Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence. Let those materials be moulded into general intelligence, sound morality, and in particular, a reverence for the constitution and laws: and, that we improved to the last; that we remained free to the last; that we revered his name to the last; that, during his long sleep, we permitted no hostile foot to pass over or desecrate his resting place; shall be that which to learn the last trump shall awaken our WASHINGTON. Upon these let the proud fabric of freedom rest, as the rock of its basis; and as truly as has been said of the only greater institution, "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". Abraham Lincoln

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Passion has helped us but can do so no more It will in future be our enemy Reason cold calculating unimpassioned reason must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence Let those materials be moulded into general intelligence sound morality and in particular a reverence for the constitution and laws: and that we improved to the last that we remained free to the last that we revered his name to the last that during his long sleep we permitted no hostile foot to pass over or desecrate his resting place shall be that which to learn the last trump shall awaken our WASHINGTON Upon these let the proud fabric of freedom rest as the rock of its basis and as truly as has been said of the only greater institution "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" Abraham Lincoln

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