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"Know Your North From Your ..." (a Q&A type thingymajig)

Discussion in 'North' started by timbolton, Oct 19, 2005.

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  1. Dickie

    Dickie Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 19, 2005
    'Big Northern bloke holding a radiator'...sorry, 'The Angel of the North'?


    That or me running topless down the beach of a morning ;)
  2. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2005

    you mean you didn't know?!? :eek:
  3. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 14, 2003
    Dickie spotted in Crosby :p


    But it's the Angel of the North ;) Not that many visitors going to Crosby to see the Anthony Gormley sculptures on the beach, though it is proving to be a big draw ;)

    Dickie, your turn to ask a question, if you like.

    And :p at Wiz, I claim fifth amendment on that one, lets just say I knew enough but not enough ;)

  4. Dickie

    Dickie Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 19, 2005
    Ooopsy! Seem to have killed this, so here goes:

    What was Abraham Lincoln's link with a famous city (and probably, the best city in the world) in the North?

    Bonus point for identifying the city in question!
  5. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 5, 2001
    If this was QI would I be doing an Alan Davis now and loosing all my points by stating the obvious but wrong answer of Lincoln, because thats his name :p
  6. Dickie

    Dickie Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 19, 2005

    Just let me know when you have given in :D
  7. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 14, 2003
    I was led astray by the fact I thought you may be a fan of Liverpool, but I think I may have found the real city you meant ;) :p


    January, 1863.


    I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the address and
    resolutions which you sent me on the eve of the new year. When I
    came, on the 4th of March, 1861, through a free and constitutional
    election to fireside in the Government of the United States, the
    country was found at the verge of civil war. Whatever might have
    been the cause, or whosesoever the fault, one duty, paramount to all
    others, was before me, namely, to maintain and preserve at once the
    Constitution and the integrity of the Federal Republic.
    A conscientious purpose to perform this duty is the key to all the
    measures of administration which have been and to all which will
    hereafter be pursued. Under our frame of government and my official
    oath, I could not depart from this purpose if I would. It is not
    always in the power of governments to enlarge or restrict the scope
    of moral results which follow the policies that they may deem it
    necessary for the public safety from time to time to adopt.

    I have understood well that the duty of self-preservation rests
    solely with the American people; but I have at the same time been
    aware that favor or disfavor of foreign nations might have a material
    influence in enlarging or prolonging the struggle with disloyal men
    in which the country is engaged. A fair examination of history has
    served to authorize a belief that the past actions and influences of
    the United States were generally regarded as having been beneficial
    toward mankind. I have, therefore, reckoned upon the forbearance of
    nations. Circumstances--to some of which you kindly allude--induce
    me especially to expect that if justice and good faith should be
    practised by the United States, they would encounter no hostile
    influence on the part of Great Britain. It is now a pleasant duty to
    acknowledge the demonstration you have given of your desire that a
    spirit of amity and peace toward this country may prevail in the
    councils of your Queen, who is respected and esteemed in your own
    country only more than she is by the kindred nation which has its
    home on this side of the Atlantic.

    I know and deeply deplore the sufferings which the workingmen at
    , and in all Europe, are called to endure in this crisis.
    It has been often and studiously represented that the attempt to
    overthrow this government, which was built upon the foundation of
    human rights, and to substitute for it one which should rest
    exclusively on the basis of human slavery, was likely to obtain the
    favor of Europe. Through the action of our disloyal citizens, the
    working-men of Europe have been subjected to severe trials, for the
    purpose of forcing their sanction to that attempt. Under the
    circumstance, I cannot but regard your decisive utterances upon the
    question as an instance of sublime Christian heroism which has not
    been surpassed in any age or in any country. It is indeed an
    energetic and inspiring assurance of the inherent power of truth and
    of the ultimate and universal triumph of justice, humanity, and
    freedom. I do not doubt that the sentiments, you have expressed will
    be sustained by your great nation; and, on the other hand, I have no
    hesitation in assuring you that they will excite admiration, esteem,
    and the most reciprocal feelings of friendship among the American

    I hail this interchange of sentiment, therefore, as an augury that
    whatever else may happen, whatever misfortune may befall your country
    or my own, the peace and friendship which now exist between the two
    nations will be, as it shall be my desire to make them, perpetual.

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN.[/blockquote]

    So is that his link? Manchester, and his letter to the working men there?
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