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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1108
AUTHOR: Edwin Markham (1852–1940)
QUOTATION: And when he fell in whirlwind, he went down
As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs,
Goes down with a great shout upon the hills,
And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.
ATTRIBUTION: EDWIN MARKHAM, “Lincoln, the Man of the People,” stanza 4, lines 8–11, Lincoln & Other Poems, p. 3 (1901).
SUBJECTS: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865)