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Larry Marshburne <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 04:44:14 -0700
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--- "Ballard, Terry Prof."
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>     I remember a particularly savage ditty that
> Twain wrote around 1865 as a satire of the grief
> that swept America, and probably Whitman in
> particular:
> He's dead, he's dead, he's dead, he's dead,
> He's dead, he's dead, he's dead.
>    Otherwise, Twain had good things to say about
> Lincoln and the emancipation proclamation in 1907.


Can we get a little more history of this poem?  It
seems like one of Twain's better attempts at poetry.

Thanks, Larry