Sunday, February 15, 2009
From Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, by Adam Gopnik
"Lincoln (...) had mastered the sound of the King James Bible so completely that he recast abstract issues of constitutional law in biblical terms, making the proposition that Texas and New Hampshire should be forever bound by a single post office sound like something right out of Genesis."
From Chapter One, Lincoln's Mind
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Labels: Abraham Lincoln, Adam Gopnik, Daily Dose, Quotations, style
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