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Lunch and Learn: Lincoln at 15: The Maturing of His Self-Education presented by Robert Bray

Date & Time
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:10 pm - 12:40 pm
Cost
Free
Location
200 North Main, Bloomington, IL, 61701
Phone
(309) 827-0428
Lunch and Learn: Lincoln at 15: the maturing of his self-education presented by Robert Bray

Thu Mar 8 12:10:00 2018

Lincoln at Fifteen: the maturing of his self-education presented by Robert Bray

We will look at the influence of two texts Lincoln discovered sometime around his fifteenth year, while still living in Indiana. Both would profoundly influence him throughout his political and personal life. One is familiar: the Declaration of Independence; the other, much less so: Thomas Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ (1751).