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LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: On pleasure bent, see how the pressing hordes
Last Line: Lincoln alone, in an eternal scene.
Subject(s): Assassination; Comedy; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Plays & Playwrights ; Presidents, United States; Tragedy; Dramatists


ON pleasure bent, see how the pressing hordes
Flock to the play where Comedy is queen.
A shot! And Tragedy usurps the boards; . . .
Lincoln alone, in an eternal scene.





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