Excerpt from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, signed by Edward Everett, September 10, 1860
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This is an excerpt from "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray. The quote is handwritten on a piece of paper and signed by Edward Everett and dated September 10, 1860. The quote reads "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave awaits alike the' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave." This excerpt was found tipped into volume eight, between pages 198-199 of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
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