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A great post-Lincoln assassination mourning poem, entitled: "DEATH OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN!" Published by James D. Gay, Philadelphia, reading, in part: "Twas on that sad and mournful night…what a fearful shock!…our President was shot! The stores were closed, our flag was draped, our hearts felt sick and sore…he lay upon his dying bed, his eyes were growing dim…they brought his weeping son to him…on Springfield's calm and happy shore, his sacred form shall lie, his name shall never die…Willie too may rest with him, their spirits met on high…choicest flowers deck their graves…and tears fill every eye." Minor wear and folds, else VG
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1865 Lincoln Mourning Poem: A Nation Horrified At Lincoln's Death Allows He and Willie To Lie Quietly Together In Death.

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