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It was Lincoln who said these impossible words

Posted by Nina on October 23, 2003

In Reply to: Who said these impossible words and, please, when? posted by GPP on October 19, 2003

: : : "Government for the people, by the people ..." there is a third 'for', I swear but I can find it nowhere. Probably got Randomized.

: : : A Frenchman after far, far too much Pernod? Twain being ironic? A certain first (?) US ambassador to France?

: : : I know I don't sound terribly relevant (personally I'm probably not) but my essay is and I have to sound as though I've at least read the titles; if not fully understood them. Neuralgia's a terrible thing. But I'm not looking for an aegrotat (they seek him here, they seek him there, ... yeah?

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: : Have you tried just googling the parts you have, without the extraneous chatter?

: You might try here, for instance:

Twas no Frenchman.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln