Newspaper from Feb. 23, 1866

"Lincoln and Palmerston."

  • Full Title

    "Lincoln and Palmerston."

  • Description

    Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. In particular, the piece scoffs at the comparison drawn between Lincoln and Lord Palmerston of Great Britain: “This comparison is not suggested to Mr. Bancroft by the characters of the two men, but by their dying the same year. Had it not been for this insignificant chronological accident, it could not have occurred even to him. It affords, however, a characteristic illustration of his prurient tendency to desert truth and nature in pursuit of turgid literary clap-trap.” Originally published in The New York World; reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 23, 1866.

  • Source

    Excerpt from the Montgomery Daily Mail, item number ADVCOL42. Catalog record for this title is available here.

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    Montgomery Daily Mail. ""Lincoln and Palmerston."". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 15, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/235