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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS OF

Abraham NOVEMBER

Lincoln 19,

1863


Copied fro7n Facsimile of the Original Manuscript published in ''The Century Magazine,''^ February 1894. ,

Four score and seven years ago our

new

continent, a

osition that "all

upon

this

to the prop-

are created equal"

are engaged in a great

civil

war, testing whether that

any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure.

We are met on a cate a portion of

larger sense,

we

great battle field of that war.

it,

the nation might

This

here, have hallowed will

we

may,

can not dedicate

—The

The world

We have come to dedi-

as a final resting place for those

live.

hallow, this ground

it

and dedicated

nation, conceived in liberty,

men

Now we nation, or

fathers brought forth,

little

it,

far

in

all

—we can

brave men,

who

not consecrate

living

and dead,

above our poor power

note, nor long

died here, that

propriety do.

But, in a

—we can

who

add or

to

not

struggled detract.

remember what we say here; while

can never forget what they did here. It is

rather for us, the living,

remaining before us

that,

we

here be dedicated to the great task

from these honored dead

we

devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the of devotion in vain

;

that

we

here highly resolve these dead

that the nation, shall

government

of the

have a new birth

people by the people

from the earth.

Gift

IS

/

\-

take increased

measure

last full

shall not

of freedom,

have died

and

that

for the people, shall not perish


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Copiedfrom Facsimile of the Final Revision published in graph Leaves of Our Coimtry's Aitthors,'' 1864-

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ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE DEDICATION OF THE CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG. Four score and seven years ago our

proposition that

fathers

nation, conceived in Liberty,

new

a

continent,

all

men

brought forth on

and dedicated

this

the

to

are created equal.

are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. have come to are met on a great battle-field of that war.

Now we nation, or

We

We

dedicate a portion of that

here

gave

fitting

and proper

that

lives

their

that

we

dead,

who

power

to

we

for

us

The

say here, but

the

living,

it

The

world

will

be

it,

little

can never forget

rather, to

work which they who

is

who

altogether

can not dedicate— we can not conse-

hallow— this ground.

detract.

live.

It

this.

struggled here, have consecrated

add or

ber what is

not

we

might

nation

that

should do

But, in a larger sense,

crate—we can

as a final resting place for those

field,

brave men, far

living

and

above our poor

note, nor long

what they did

remem-

here.

It

dedicated here to the unfinished

fought here have thus far so nobly

advanced.

remaining rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task It is devotion increased take we dead honored before us— that from these to that cause for that

we

vain

here

that

dom—and people,

which they gave the

highly resolve

this

that

nation,

that

under

last

these

God,

full

dead

shall

measure of devotion— shall not

government of the people, by the

shall not perish

19.

1863.

in

of free-

people, for

the

from the earth.

ABRAHAM November

have died

have a new birth

LINCOLN.


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Gettysburg Address