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He knew to bide his time,
And can his fame abide,
Still patient in his simple faith sublime,
Great captains, with their guns and drums,
But at last silence comes;
These all are gone, and, standing like a tower, Our children shall behold his fame,
The kindly, earnest, brave, foreseeing man, Sagacious, patient, dreading praise, not blame, New birth of our new soil, the first American.
-Lowell, Commemoration Ode
VII.-HOW LINCOLN APPEARED IN THE WHITE HOUSE
List of Illustrations
From an original, unretouched negative made in 1864, when
THE BIRTHPLACE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
This cabin was long ago torn down, but the logs were saved.
ROCK SPRING FARM, KENTUCKY, WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLN
From a photograph taken in September, 1895.
ROCK SPRING ON THE FARM WHERE LINCOLN WAS BORN
From a photograph taken in September, 1895. The spring
FAC-SIMILE OF AN INVITATION TO A SPRINGFIELD COTILLION
By special permission, from the collection of C. F. Gunther,
MARY TODD LINCOLN, WIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN......
From a photograph by Brady in the War Department Col-
ABRAHAM LINCOLN EARLY IN 1861, WHEN HE FIRST BEGAN TO
From a photograph in the collection of H. W. Fay, Esq.,
ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN THE SUMMER OF 1860......
From a negative taken for M. C. Tuttle, of St. Paul, Minne-