Abraham Lincoln (V. 1) John T. Morse Jr.

ISBN: 9781458801432

Published: July 10th 2012

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184 pages


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Abraham Lincoln (V. 1)  by  John T. Morse Jr.

Abraham Lincoln (V. 1) by John T. Morse Jr.
July 10th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 184 pages | ISBN: 9781458801432 | 6.17 Mb

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3CHAPTER III LOVE- A DUEL- LAW, AND CONGRESS Collaterally with law and politics, Lincoln wasMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3CHAPTER III LOVE- A DUEL- LAW, AND CONGRESS Collaterally with law and politics, Lincoln was at this time engaged with that almost grotesque courtship which led to his marriage.

The story is a long and strange one- in its best gloss it is not agreeable, and in its worst version it textit{is. exceedingly disagreeable. In any form it is inexplicable, save so far as the apparent fact that his mind was somewhat disordered can be taken as an explanation. In 1839 Miss Mary Todd, who had been born in Lexington, Kentucky, December 13, 1818, came to Springfield to stay with her sister, Mrs. Ninian W. Edwards. The Western biographers describe her as gifted with rare talents, as high-bred, proud, brilliant, witty, as aristocratic and accomplished, and as coming from a long and distinguished ancestral line.

Later in her career critics with more exacting standards gave other descriptions. There is, however, no doubt that in point of social position and acquirements she stood at this time much above Lincoln. Upon Lincolns part it was a peculiar wooing, a series of morbid misgivings as to the force of his affection, of alternate ardor and coldness, advances _ j and withdrawals, and every variety of strange language and freakish behavior. In the course of it, oddly enough, his omnipresent competitor, Douglas, crossed his path, his rival in love as well as in politics, and ultimately outstripped by him in each alike.

After many months of this queer, uncertain zigzag progress, it was arranged that the marriage should take place on January 1, 1841. At the appointed hour the company gathered, the supper was set out, and the bride, bedecked in veil and silken gown, and nervously toying with the flowers in her hair, according to the graphic description of Mr. Herndon, sat in her sisters house...



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