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" There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age, I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three, but that was all. "
Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ... - Page 298
by Abraham Lincoln - 1903 - 399 pages
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History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "centennial Record"

John Carroll Power - Anagamon County (Ill.) - 1876 - 797 pages
...neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. Therewas absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age, I did not know much;...could read, write, and cipher to the rule of three, hut that was all. I have not been to school since. The little advance I now have upon this store of...
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Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois ...

David W. Lusk - Illinois - 1884 - 526 pages
...neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age, I did not know much....raised to farm work, which I continued till I was 22. At 21 I came to Illinois, and passed the first year in Macon county. Then I got to New Salem, at...
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The Leading Orators of Twenty-five Campaigns, from the First Presidential ...

William C. Roberts - Presidents - 1884 - 250 pages
...a wild region, with few educational advantages. He once wrote of himself, that on coming of age ' ' somehow I could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three, but that was all." All that he afterward acquired he "picked up from time to time under the pressure of necessity." Farm...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

Isaac Newton Arnold - 1885 - 462 pages
...neighborhood, he was looked upon aa a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when i came of age i did not know much....store of education, i have picked up from time to t lme under the pressure of necessity. i was raised to farm work, which i continned till i was twenty-two....
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

Isaac Newton Arnold - Illustrated books - 1885 - 462 pages
...neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when i came of age i did not know much. Still somehow. 1 could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three, bnt that was all. i have not heen to school since....
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...Lectures Delivered Before the Students of Phillips Exeter Academy 1885 ...

Phillips Exeter Academy - 1887 - 208 pages
...Lincoln said of himself : " When I came of age I did not know much. The little advance that I now (1859) have upon this store of education I have picked up...from time to time under the pressure of necessity." Without the aid of masters and professors the disadvantages under which one labors in getting an education...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 pages
...he was looked upon as a wizard. There *was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for an education. Of course, when I came of age, I did not know much; still, somehow, I could read and write and cipher to the rule of three, and that was all. I have not been to school since. The little...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 pages
...age, I did not know much; still, somehow, I could read and write and cipher to the rule of three, and that was all. I have not been to school since. The little advance I have now made upon this store of education, I have picked up from time to time, under the pressure...
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KINGS OF THE PLATFORM AND PULPIT

MELVILLE D. LANDON - 1893
...supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighborhood he was looked upon as a wizard. * * * Of course, when I came of age I did not know much....and cipher to the rule of three. But that was all. * * * The little advance I now have upon this store of education I have picked up from time to time...
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Words of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1898 - 57 pages
...neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course when I came of age I did not know much....time under the pressure of necessity. I was raised to farm-work, which I continued till I was twenty-two. At twenty-one I came to Illinois, and passed the...
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