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Text of Lincoln Poem From 1846

November 5, 2001

Text of an 1846 poem, written by Abraham Lincoln, that serves as a theme for Monuments and Memory, an exhibit at the National Building Museum exploring the evolving design of memorials and monuments.

``Oh memory!

Thou midway world

’Twixt earth and Paradise,

Where things decayed

and loved ones lost

In dreamy shadows rise.″

Abraham Lincoln, 1846

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