--- "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