Nov 19 2011


published by James Bennett
in blog The B-List: Latest entries
original entryApropos


Abraham Lincoln, remarks for the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg battlefield, November 19, 1863:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field ...

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