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Trivia Question 1-9-17 Say What?

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Jan 9, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

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    "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes."

    . Who was the author of the above quote?

    2. Name the person to whom the author referring.

    3. Name the speech about which the author was referring.

    credit: @chellers
     
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    1. Edward Everett.
    2. Abraham Lincoln.
    3. Gettysburg Address.
     
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    Edward Everett to A. Lincoln in a letter dated 20 November 1863, regarding his address at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg.
     
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    Thank God an easy peasy one.....

    1. The author was Edward Everett

    2. He was referring to Abraham Lincoln

    3. The speech was The Gettysburg Address
     
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    1. Edward "Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army" Everett.

    2. Abraham Lincoln.

    3. Referring to both his long oration and to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
     
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    Famed orator Edward Everett was referring to Abraham Lincoln about his famous "Gettysburg Address"
     
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    1. Edward Everett
    2. Abraham Lincoln
    3. Gettysburg Address
     
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    Author: Edward Everett

    Referring to: Abraham Lincoln

    Speech referred to: The Gettysburg Address
     
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    The author was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg - Edward Everett. His speech was 2 hours long and then President Lincoln spoke a few minutes. Everett would write to Lincoln the above quote regarding those famous 272 words in what is now known as the Gettysburg Address.
    http://yester.ly/politics/2013/11/19/gettysburg-address-keynote-speaker/
     
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    Lincoln
    E. Everett.
    Gettysburg Address
     
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    Edward Everett (13,670 words) referring to Abraham Lincoln's somewhat less long-winded Gettysburg Address (272 words)
     
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    Edward Everett was the author of that quote.
    He was referring to President Abraham Lincoln.
    The speech was Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg Address.

    The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here. Well he got that part wrong! If I could go back in time for one Civil War event, I would pick November 19,1863. After all these years, I still get goosebumps when I read the Gettysburg Address.
     
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    1. Edward Everett
    2. Abraham Lincoln
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    Edward Everett referring to President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
     
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    Hon. Edward Everett
    President Abraham Lincoln
    Gettysburg Address
     
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    1. Edward Everett.

    2. In response to President Abraham Lincoln's letter to him.

    3. Gettysburg Address
     
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    Edward Everett
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    Dedication of the Soldiers Cemetery at Gettysburg
     
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    1. Edward Everett
    2. Abraham Lincoln.
    3. Gettysburg Address.
     
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    Edward Everett said that about Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
     

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