Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln: A List of Lincoln's Writings and Works Relating to Lincoln in the Lowell City Library Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting place of those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cant dedicate, we cant consecrate, we cant hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add or detract. The world will little te r long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so bly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from these hored dead we take increased devotion to the cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that the dead shall t have died in vain, that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall t perish from the earth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.