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Lunch and Learn: Lincoln at 15: the maturing of his self-education presented by Robert Bray

Thursday, March 8
Starts at 12:10 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Lincoln at Fifteen: the maturing of his self-education presented by Robert Bray

We will look at the influence of two texts Lincoln discovered sometime around his fifteenth year, while still living in Indiana. Both would profoundly influence him throughout his political and personal life. One is familiar: the Declaration of Independence; the other, much less so: Thomas Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ (1751).




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