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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 2 0 Browse Search
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Chapter 6. Lincoln falls in love with Anne Rutledge. the old story. description of the girl. the affair with John McNeil. departure of McNeil for New York. Anne learns of the change of name. her faith under fire. Lincoln appears on the scene. Courting in dead earnest. Lincoln's proposal accepted. the ghost of another love. death of Anne. effect on Lincoln's mind. his suffering. kindness of Bowlin Greene.--Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? letter to Dr. Drake. return of McNamar. Since the days when in Indiana, Lincoln sat on the river's bank with little Kate Roby, dangling his bare feet in the water, there had been no hint in these pages of tender relations with any one of the opposite sex. Now we approach in timely order the grand passion of his life — a romance of much reality, the memory of which threw a melancholy shade over the remainder of his days. For the first time our hero falls in love. The courtship with Anne Rutledge and her u