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for searching only. 470 1865Č66
361. James H. Matheny (WHH interview)
Jas. H. Matheny
Says that about 1837Č8 & 9 a parcel of young men in this City formed a Kind of Poetical Society ▄ association or what not. Lincoln once or twice wrote Short Poems for the book None of the Poems are recllected in full. One verse of one, on Seduction by Lincoln, runs thus ▄
Whatever Spiteful fools may Say ▄.1
Each jealous, ranting yelper ▄
No woman ever played the whore
Unless She had a man to help her.
W. H. Herndon2
Newton Francis }
Evan Butler } Some of the members
Noah Rickord }
J. H. Matheny3 }
LC: HW2561; HL: LN2408, 2:211
362. James H. Matheny (WHH interview)
J. H. Matheny Says ▄ Lincoln loved Burns generally ▄ Shakespear ▄ didn't care much if anything
for such thing as Campbells' pleasures of Hope ▄ Akenside's imagination &c. &c
▄ Loved Byron's Don Juan ▄ Darkness The Hosts of Sanacherib Last leaf by O. Holmes ▄ Burns address to a young friend Burns' Cottre's Saturday Night Holy Wille's Prayer ▄ Immortality ▄ Child Harold ▄1
LC: HW2562; HL: LN2408, 2:212
Verses and list of members are in another hand, presumably Matheny's.
WHH has written his own name in here; the other names are in the hand presumed to be Matheny's.
Under this list, WHH or JWW has written: Mathy Clerk & enter pieces in a book.
1. Titles referred to: Thomas Campbell, ┐The Pleasures of Hopeţ; Mark Akenside, ┐The Pleasures of the Imaginationţ; Lord Byron, ┐Don Juan,ţ ┐Darkness,ţ ┐The Destruction of Sennacheribţ; Oliver Wendell Holmes, ┐The Last Leaf ţ; Robert Burns, ┐Epistle to a Young Friend,ţ ┐The Cotter's Saturday Night,ţ ┐Holy Willie's Prayerţ; William Knox, ┐Mortalityţ; Lord Byron, ┐Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.ţ