BORN, JULY 12, 1809 - DIED, APRIL 15, 1865.
"After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well;
Treason has done his worst; nor steel, nor poison,
Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing
Can touch him further."
OUR HONORED PRESIDENT, ALL AGREE,
"Hath born his faculties so meek, hath been
So clear in his great office, that his virtues
Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against
The deep damnation of his taking off."
DUTY OF THE HOUR.
"Let's briefly put on manly readiness,
And question this most bloody piece of woe,
And know it further- Ill deeds are seldom slow,
Nor single- Dread horrors still abound-
Our country- it weeps, it bleeds; and each new day
A gash is added to her wounds."
Shakespeare applied to our National Bereavement.