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Title: Abraham Lincoln, Born Feb. 12, 1809

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: February 12, 1888

Publication information: New York Herald 12 February 1888: 12.

Source: Our transcription is based on a digital image of a microfilm copy of an original issue.

Whitman Archive ID: per.00094

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, April Lambert, and Susan Belasco




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ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809).1

To-day from each and all, a breath of prayer, a
pulse of thought,
To memory of Him—to birth of Him.
WALT WHITMAN.

Notes:

1. Reprinted in the "Sands at Seventy" annex to Leaves of Grass (1888). [back]


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