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Abraham Lincoln - a biographical essay (1907) (14755064566)


Abraham Lincoln - a biographical essay (1907) (14755064566)



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Title: Abraham Lincoln : a biographical essay
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906 Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) DLC Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress) DLC Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923 Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin and Co.
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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- y//f■ s/,///,/j </^//,,,f/// ABRAHAM LINCOLN 31 nothing in the hang of the clothes or their lines andfolds that indicates anything but a well-shapedform beneath. No monarch ever sat with morenatural grace and dignity. The simple, easy line of the hand on the table,and that made by the foot and leg and the bend ofthe knee, suggest quite the opposite of clumsy andawkwardly constructed or moving articulations.It is a great portrait, — a great ready-made statueor picture. As such it ranks with the best portraitsin any art, and as far as I know it is absolutelyunique; again, as such, it means that Lincolnsmind and body not only worked together in per-fect physical harmony, but exemplified a dignifiedand gracious ease. He made his own statue. Itis his actual presence, the very life of the man.A statue is no more or less than a study of physi-ognomy with reference to the effect of light uponit as reproduced in marble, stone, or bronze. Lincoln is dressed in modern costume, a costume





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