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the domestic sea was troubled. a retrospect. Lincoln's want of speculation. his superstition. reading the life of Edmund Burke. his scientific notions. writing the book against Christianity. recollections of Lincoln's views by old friends. ssuggestion that it was entirely too heavy for an ordinary mind to digest. In 1856 I purchased in New York a life of Edmund Burke. I have forgotten now who the author was, but I remember I read it through in a short time. One morning Lincoln came's like all the others. Biographies as generally written are not only misleading, but false. The author of this life of Burke makes a wonderful hero out of his subject. He magnifies his perfections — if he had any — and suppresses his imperfections. He is so faithful in his seal and so lavish in praise of his every act that one is almost driven to believe that Burke never made a mistake or a failure in his life. He lapsed into a brown study, but presently broke out again, Billy, I've wond