Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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Few literary productions are more familiar to the American people, or more highly prized by them, than is the address which was made by President Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Programs on innumerable occasions are felt hardly to be complete unless they include a reading of this speech, some recognition of it is found in the courses of study of almost every public school in the land, and with a frequency not true of any other American utterance it is inscribed upon the walls of colleges and universities.

But notwithstanding the popularity of the address, erroneous ideas widely prevail touching the time and place of its composition, as well as regarding the reception which was accorded its delivery. Some recent popular books, unhistorical in character and perhaps not purposed by their authors to be otherwise considered, have tended to confirm many misleading impressions.

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