"Tell you, Atticus," Cousin Ike would say, "the Missouri Compromise was what licked us, but if I had to go through it agin I’d walk every step of the way there an’ every step back jist like I did before an’ furthermore we’d whip ’cause this time… now in 1864, when Stonewall Jackson came around by— I beg your pardon, young folks.
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I’ve got about seventy-five other things to do and the Missouri Compromise to straighten out, but I’ll take your case.
Stephen Vincent Benét -- The Devil and Daniel Webster
He was born with the Missouri Compromise and lay a-dying amid the echoes of Manila and El Caney: stirring times for living, times dark to look back upon, darker to look forward to.