Friday, May 5, 2017

“Ah! When will this long weary day have end, And lende me leave to come unto my love?” [Epithalamion]

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
May 4
A friend once reported finding Lincoln sitting in his chair so collapsed and weary that he did not look up or speak when he addressed him. Lincoln put out his hand mechanically as if to shake hands when the friend told him he had come at Lincoln’s bidding. It was several minutes before he was roused enough to say that he 'had had a hard day.’
'We must trust infinitely to the beneficent necessity which shines through all laws.' 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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