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To Rosa

Abraham Lincoln 1809 ( Hodgenville, Kentucky, ) – 1865 (Petersen House, Washington, D.C., United States)



You are young, and I am older;
  You are hopeful, I am not—
Enjoy life, ere it grow colder—
  Pluck the roses ere they rot.

Teach your beau to heed the lay—
  That sunshine soon is lost in shade—
That now's as good as any day—
  To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade.
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Submitted by halel on July 15, 2020

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War. Throughout his life, Abraham Lincoln was an avid reader of poetry. As a teenager, however, Lincoln also began to cultivate an interest in writing poetry. Lincoln's oldest surviving verses, written when he was between fifteen and seventeen years old, are brief squibs that appear in his arithmetic book. more…

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