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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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