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Scovel, James M. "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln." Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Aug. 1889: 244-251.
Type: magazine ; Genre: biography
This short biographical sketch of Lincoln includes an anecdote of the president reading a few lines of a poem taken from his pocket, attributing the poem to William North, when it was in fact by Fitz-James O'Brien.
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- North, William [pages: 245]
- Recounts Lincoln "taking from his pocket a poem of a forgotten English writer, William North by name." However, the lines quoted are from Fitz-James O'Brien's ode Kane.
- O'Brien, Fitz-James [pages: 245]
- Quotes a few lines from O'Brien's ode Kane, attributed them to William North.
- Dunlop, George. "Rossetti's Copy of Poe's 'Erekau' [sic]." New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art. 26 Jul. 1902: 9. [more about this work]
- Dunlop references Scovel's article.