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His head is massive, his brow full and wide, his nose large and fleshy, his mouth coarse and full; his eyes are sunken, his bronzed face is thin, and drawn down into strong corded lines, that disclose the machinery that moves the broad jaw. This great leader of the Republican party — this Abolitionist — this terror of the Democrats--this honest old lawyer, with face half Roman, half Indian, so wasted by climate, so scarred by a life's struggle, was born in 1809, in Kentucky.
His grandfather, who came from Virginia, was killed by the Indians.
His father died young, leaving a widow and several children.
They removed to Indiana, Abe being, at that time only six years old. Poor and struggling, his mother could only afford him some eight months rough schooling; and in the clearings of that new, unsettled country, the healthy stripling went to work to hew hickory and gum-trees, to grapple with remonstrating bears, and to look out for the too frequent rattle-snake