Thursday, January 12, 2017

How others saw Lincoln 13

"I think well of the President. He has a face like a Hoosier Michelangelo so awful ugly it becomes beautiful with its strange mouth, its deep-cut crisscross lines and its doughnut  complexion. I do not dwell on the  supposed failures of his government. He has shown an almost supernatural tact in keeping the ship afloat at all. I more and more rely on his idiomatic Western genius."
- Walt Whitman

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