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Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday A Comprehensive View of Lincoln as Given in the Most Noteworthy Essays, Orations and Poems, in Fiction and in Lincoln's Own Writings   By: (1879-1964)

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Our American Holidays

LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

Our American Holidays

A series of Anthologies upon American Holidays, each volume a collection of writings from many sources, historical, poetic, religious, patriotic, etc., presenting each American festival as seen through the eyes of the representative writers of many ages and nations.

EDITED BY ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER

12mo. Each volume $1.00 net

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Our American Holidays

LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF LINCOLN AS GIVEN IN THE MOST NOTEWORTHY ESSAYS, ORATIONS AND POEMS, IN FICTION AND IN LINCOLN'S OWN WRITINGS

EDITED BY ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER

NEW YORK MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY 1916

Copyright, 1909, by MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY NEW YORK

Published, January, 1909

2nd Printing June, 1911 3rd Printing July, 1914 4th Printing Feb. 1916

CONTENTS

PAGE PREFACE ix

INTRODUCTION xi

I A BIRDSEYE VIEW OF LINCOLN

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY 3 A BRIEF SUMMARY OF LINCOLN'S LIFE Osborn H. Oldroyd 6

II EARLY LIFE

LINCOLN'S EDUCATION Horace Greeley 15 ABE LINCOLN'S HONESTY 17 THE BOY THAT HUNGERED FOR KNOWLEDGE 18 ABRAHAM LINCOLN Florence E. Pratt 19 YOUNG LINCOLN'S KINDNESS OF HEART 20 A VOICE FROM THE WILDERNESS Charles Sumner 21 CHOOSING ABE LINCOLN CAPTAIN 22

III MATURITY

LINCOLN'S MARRIAGE 31 HOW LINCOLN AND JUDGE B SWAPPED HORSES 33 LINCOLN AS A MAN OF LETTERS H. W. Mabie 34 LINCOLN'S PRESENCE OF BODY 44 HOW LINCOLN BECAME A NATIONAL FIGURE Ida M. Tarbell 45 LINCOLN'S LOVE FOR THE LITTLE ONES 89 HOW LINCOLN TOOK HIS ALTITUDE 90

IV IN THE WHITE HOUSE

HOW LINCOLN WAS ABUSED 95 SONNET IN 1862 John James Piatt 96 LINCOLN THE PRESIDENT James Russell Lowell 96 ABRAHAM LINCOLN Frank Moore 109 THE PROCLAMATION John Greenleaf Whittier 110 THE EMANCIPATION James A. Garfield 112 THE EMANCIPATION GROUP John Greenleaf Whittier 121 ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S CHRISTMAS GIFT Nora Perry 122

V DEATH OF LINCOLN

O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN! Walt Whitman 127 ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S DEATH Walt Whitman 128 HUSHED BE THE CAMPS TO DAY Walt Whitman 134 TO THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN William Cullen Bryant 135 CROWN HIS BLOODSTAINED PILLOW Julia Ward Howe 136 THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN Walt Whitman 137 OUR SUN HATH GONE DOWN Phoebe Cary 139 TOLLING Lucy Larcom 142 ABRAHAM LINCOLN Rose Terry Cooke 143 EFFECT OF THE DEATH OF LINCOLN Henry Ward Beecher 144 HYMN Oliver Wendell Holmes 151 ABRAHAM LINCOLN Tom Taylor 153

VI TRIBUTES

THE MARTYR CHIEF James Russell Lowell 159 ABRAHAM LINCOLN Ralph Waldo Emerson 161 WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN William McKinley 169 LINCOLN Theodore Roosevelt 170 LINCOLN'S GRAVE Maurice Thompson 170 TRIBUTES TO LINCOLN 173 ABRAHAM LINCOLN H... Continue reading book >>




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