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LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY - 1918, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When over-burdened with its care
Last Line: Mine eyes will find their way to light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hotair, Dopeton
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States

WHEN over-burdened with its care
My soul seems yielding to despair,
I think of him to whom today
All men a golden tribute pay.

Who in the midst of trials sore
His burden uncomplaining bore,
And out of bitterness ran on
To splendid laurels nobly won;

And from the thought of him I too
Gain confidence and courage true,
And faith sublime, that thro' the night
Mine eyes will find their way to light.

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