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09-22-2023, 04:02 PM
Post: #406
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Sorry Steve, but it isn't Onstott.

Clue: Another of Lincoln's contemporaries referred to him as an "egotistical fool."

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09-23-2023, 01:24 PM
Post: #407
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His last name is not pronounced as it is spelled.

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09-23-2023, 06:27 PM
Post: #408
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Well, I guess I'll go ahead and call this. The letter writer was none other than Ward Hill Lamon, who was trying to get a picture of Herndon for Lamon's biography of Lincoln.

I'm not sure about the idea that before 1870, Herndon never had a picture taken. Doing some research, it shows only five known poses, but I'm not sure as to their dates. At least one looks like a younger Herndon.

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04-10-2024, 10:33 AM
Post: #409
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No Googling, please.

Read this quote from Sandburg:

I am a child of time. I celebrate the dignity, importance and pathos of time. Time used me with snow and rain, wind and frost, rust and rot, till I was falling away. Unless loving and thoughtful hands had come to help me I would have prepared to vanish and become dust in the wind, a shattered form and a forgotten melody, a house melted into thin shadows.

Sandburg uses the word "house" here, but he was not talking about a house. What building was he speaking of?

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04-10-2024, 10:58 AM
Post: #410
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
(04-10-2024 10:33 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  No Googling, please.

Read this quote from Sandburg:

I am a child of time. I celebrate the dignity, importance and pathos of time. Time used me with snow and rain, wind and frost, rust and rot, till I was falling away. Unless loving and thoughtful hands had come to help me I would have prepared to vanish and become dust in the wind, a shattered form and a forgotten melody, a house melted into thin shadows.

Sandburg uses the word "house" here, but he was not talking about a house. What building was he speaking of?

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Rob

Wild guess here Rob. How about where Lincoln delivered the "House Divided" speech. The Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL.
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04-10-2024, 11:11 AM
Post: #411
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That is an excellent and logical guess, Scott, but it isn't the Old State Capitol. However, I will say it is in Illinois.

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04-10-2024, 11:29 AM
Post: #412
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A church?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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04-10-2024, 12:12 PM
Post: #413
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Gene,

It isn't a church.

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04-10-2024, 01:12 PM
Post: #414
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Major's Hall?
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04-10-2024, 01:55 PM
Post: #415
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Another logical guess, Roger, but that isn't it.

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Yesterday, 03:25 AM
Post: #416
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
The imagery of Sandburg's poetic words keeps bringing up in my mind New Salem and the effort to reconstruct it. But if it has to be a specific building, maybe Rutledge Tavern?
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Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Post: #417
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Good try, Steve, but that isn't it.

This building is important to both Sandburg and Lincoln.

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Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Post: #418
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A school ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Post: #419
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Old Main?
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Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Post: #420
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Gene,

You were on the right track, but Roger got it. It's Old Main at Knox College in Galesburg.

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I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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