Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln: An Appreciation Abraham Lincoln An Appreciation In height, six feet four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair and gray eyes. No other marks or brands recollected. Such is Abraham Lincoln's own description of his personal appearance in 1859. The dry humor, the modest brevity, the quaint simplicity of this description are highly characteristic of the man who probably more than any other is enshrined in the hearts of the American people. The only one whose name might stand higher is George Washington, but he is admired and revered where Lincoln is loved. 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.