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RE: Who Said This? - Amy L. - 10-20-2023 08:47 AM

I posted separately comments on Lincoln's Peoria Speech in 1854. In the mean time I've read it through, and reflect -
Wow, that Lincoln-dude was a Warrior. Did anyone else state the problems and decipher the 'shadows' of the Nebraska Bill + 'on the walls' more clearly?
The speech's reflections on human nature, relevant as an analogy today, "The South flushed with triumph and tempted to excess; the North, betrayed as they believe, brooding on wrong and burning for revenge. One side will provoke, the other resent. The one will taunt, the other defy; one aggresses, the other retaliates."

BUT, as it relates to 'Who said this?'
Who said (or wrote): "With the Peoria speech Douglas had had enough of Lincoln as an antagonist."
(Well, for the time being.)

RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 10-20-2023 10:12 AM

Ida Tarbell.

RE: Who Said This? - Amy L. - 10-20-2023 03:00 PM

Yes yes, Tarbell - identified immediately. Very good Roger.
(From memory, or the internets?)

RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 10-20-2023 04:55 PM

I admit I looked it up, as you did not specify "no googling." If the answer had been someone other than Ida Tarbell, I probably would have been quiet. But, once I discovered what the correct answer was, I wanted to beat our resident super expert, Rob Wick, to the punch.

RE: Who Said This? - Rob Wick - 10-20-2023 09:50 PM


No problem there, as I hadn't seen this question yet. Even if I had, I can't say that I would have quickly identified it as Tarbell (that's the problem with having a computer folder that takes up 140 GB of space and numbers almost 30,000 files in nearly 1,000 folders...far too much to keep track of. And that doesn't even cover the four jam-packed file boxes of paper files as well as about 100 books related to the topic)!


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 10-27-2023 08:06 AM

No googling please.

Abigail Adams wrote the following about a man:

"I found him social, but not talkative, and when he spoke something useful dropped from his tongue; he was grave, yet pleasant, and affable."

She was writing about whom? (not her husband)

RE: Who Said This? - Rob Wick - 10-27-2023 08:39 AM

First guess would be Thomas Jefferson.


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 10-27-2023 09:40 AM

Excellent guess, Rob, but it's not Jefferson.

RE: Who Said This? - David Lockmiller - 10-27-2023 10:29 AM

Benjamin Franklin.

RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 10-27-2023 11:10 AM

Kudos, David. Indeed it was Benjamin Franklin.

The quote is from a letter Abigail wrote to John Adams on November 5, 1775.

RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 11-03-2023 06:26 PM

No googling please.

Who said this?

"Abrah was Known among the boys as a bashful — Somewhat dull, but peaceable boy: he was not a brilliant boy — but worked his way by toil: to learn was hard for him, but he walked Slowly, but Surely."

RE: Who Said This? - Dave B - 11-03-2023 07:42 PM

Nancy Hanks Lincoln.

RE: Who Said This? - Anita - 11-03-2023 07:54 PM

Lincoln's sister Sarah?

RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 11-04-2023 04:38 AM

Good guesses, but neither one is correct.

RE: Who Said This? - Gene C - 11-04-2023 07:27 AM

Elizabeth Crawford ?