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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis, Hanks F. to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Note from page 146: 1. Bull-pen was a ball game in which a group of players threw a ball at other players within a designated "bull-pen." Cat (short for "catapult") was played by a group of boys forming a small circle. A stick (the "cat") was thrown out of the circle, and the person who was "it" chased after the stick while the other players scattered.

Note from page 146: 2. Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs, §72, note 6.

Note from page 146: 3. By John Leland.

Note from page 146: 4. By John Newton.

Note from page 146: 5. "Hail Columbia, Happy Land," by Joseph Hopkinson.

Note from page 146: 6. According to Lair, 19, the title is "None Can Love Like an Irishman." The first verse is: "The turban'd Turk, who scorns the world, / May strut about with his whiskers curled, / Keep a hundred wives under lock and key / For nobody else but himself to see; / Yet long may he pray with his Alcoran / Before he can love like an Irishman."

Note from page 146: 7. Lair, 82, suggests this may refer to an old Kentucky song with the following verse: "Pore old Ned, pore old Ned; / Slept all winter on a corn shuck bed. / Two at the foot, two at the head / And the one in the middle was pore old Ned."

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis, Hanks F. to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon146a.html
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