Quote, 08/20/2010

ejmoore510(7)August 20, 2010

My childhood's home I see again,

And sadden with the view;

And still, as memory crowds my brain,

There's pleasure in it, too.

O memory! thou midway world

'Twixt earth and paradisee,

Where things decayed and loved ones lost

In dreamy shadows rise,

And, freed from all that's earthly, vile,

Seem hallowed, pure and bright,

Like scenes in some enchanted isle

All bathed in liquid light.

As dusky mountains please the eye

When twilight chases day;

As bugle notes that, passing by,

In distance die away;

As, leaving some grand waterfall,

We, lingering, list its roar-

So, memory will hallow all

We've known but know no more.

from MEMORY by Abraham Lincoln

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That's a side of Lincoln I have never seen before. Interesting.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 12:31PM
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Yes, I concur on that. Steve S.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 2:17PM
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As above, and I live just a few miles away from his childhood home.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 7:50PM
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I've never seen that side of Lincoln either. Good find. I guess Lincoln had pretty much same feelings about childhood, life and death that most of us do, but in between he sure made things happen.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 8:02PM
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I am not really a fan of Lincoln at all. His policies resulted in the death of over 600,000 Americans.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 8:25PM
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