Who is Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln ( LINK-ən; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.

Lincoln was born into poverty in a log cabin in Kentucky and was raised on the frontier, primarily in Indiana. He was self-educated and became a lawyer, Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. In 1849, he returned to his law practice but became vexed by the opening of additional lands to slavery as a result of the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854. He reentered politic...
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Abraham Lincoln Poems

  • Verse On Lee's Invasion Of The North
    Gen. Lees invasion of the North written by himself-

    In eighteen sixty three, with pomp,
    and mighty swell,...
  • To Rosa
    You are young, and I am older;
    You are hopeful, I am not-
    Enjoy life, ere it grow colder-
    Pluck the roses ere they rot....
  • To Linnie
    A sweet plaintive song did I hear,
    And I fancied that she was the singer-
    May emotions as pure, as that song set a-stir
    Be the worst that the future shall bring her....
  • The Suicide's Soliloquy
    Here, where the lonely hooting owl
    Sends forth his midnight moans,
    Fierce wolves shall o'er my carcase growl,
    Or buzzards pick my bones....
  • The Bear Hunt
    A wild-bear chace, didst never see?
    Then hast thou lived in vain.
    Thy richest bump of glorious glee,
    Lies desert in thy brain....
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Night 3 Life 3 Sweet 3 Young 2 Lost 2 Power 2 Wild 2 Rose 2 World 2 Fear 2

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Armedhawk29: “i’m a slow walker, but i never walk back.” ~ abraham lincoln
Marinedrecrooks: “there can be glory in failure and despair in success.” ~ abraham lincoln
Cerebralwisdom: i believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men's rights. - abraham lincoln
Mugichan6: “when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang out.” – abraham lincoln
Ameliaalbert15: in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. it's the life in your years. -abraham lincoln
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William Cowper Poem
Old Testament Gospel
 by William Cowper

(Hebrews, iv.2)

Israel in ancient days
Not only had a view
Of Sinai in a blaze,
But learn'd the Gospel too;
The types and figures were a glass,
In which thy saw a Saviour's face.

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