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Our children shall behold his fame,

The kindly, earnest, brave, foreseeing man,
Bagacious, patient, dreading praise, not blame;
New birth of our new soil-the first American.

-LOWELL

POPULAR EDITION.

CINCINNATI: JENNINGS & GRAHAM
NEW YORK: EATON & MAINS

Copyright By CRANSTON & CURTS,

1894.

POPULAR EDITION.

PREFACE.

THIS

HIS volume is designed to entertain and in

form those who desire to read about Abraham Lincoln, his words and deeds. It has been prepared with special reference to young people, and for use in schools in connection with the celebration of Lincoln's birthday. Those who wish to know more about him than is here related are referred to the following excellent books, to which the writer acknowledges his indebtedness :

NICOLAY AND Har: Life of Lincoln. The Century.

NICOLAY & Hay: Complete Works of Lincoln. The Century.

ISAAC N. ARNOLD: Life of Lincoln. A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago.

W. 0. STODDARD: Life of Lincoln. Fords, Howard & Hulbert, New York.

J. G, HOLLAND: Life of Lincoln.

HERNDON AND WEIK: Story of a Great Life. Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago.

JOHN ROBERT IRELAN: Life of Lincoln.

John T. MORSE, JR.: Life of Lincoln. Houghton, MifAlin & Co., Boston.

HENRY J. RAYMOND: Lincoln's Life and Times. Hurst & Co., New York.

ALLEN THORNDIKE RICE: Reminiscences of Lincoln. North American Review, New York.

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