Lincoln at 201
One way to celebrate Father Abraham's birthday is to memorize the Gettysburg Address
. This time first read the 90th Psalm
(in the King James version) to appreciate the power of Lincoln's verses and to allow yourself to discover why Lincoln measured America's time in units of "scores." Douglas Wilson gives a fine account
of the different drafts of the speech. Of course you need Harry Jaffa's books
to appreciate all the details Wilson gives.
11:46 AM / February 12, 2010