"Abraham Lincoln"

Title

"Abraham Lincoln"

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Poetry

Creator

Robert Leighton

Source

Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763-2002, Entry 177: Foreign Messages on the Death of Abraham Lincoln, 1865, National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-XX-XX

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-225

Coverage

53.4167, -3.0000
Liverpool
England
United Kingdom

Has Version

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, and the Attempted Assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866), 258.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, and the Attempted Assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1867), 339.

Transcription

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

“Sic semper tyrannis!” the assassin cried,

As Lincoln fell. O villian! who than he
More lived to set both slave and tyrant free?
Or so enrapt with plans of freedom died,
That even thy treacherous deed shall glance aside
And do the dead man’s will by land and sea;
Win bloodless battles, and make that to be
Which to his living mandate was denied!
Peace to that gentle heart! The peace he sought
For all mankind, nor for it dies in vain.
Rest to the uncrowned king, who, toiling, brought
His bleeding country through that dreadful reign;
Who, living, earn’d a world’s revering thought,
And, dying, leaves his name without a stain.

ROBERT LEIGHTON, of Liverpool.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
10x17.75 cm

Citation

Robert Leighton, “"Abraham Lincoln",” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 20, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21418.