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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6667
AUTHOR:Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)
QUOTATION:  I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to Mrs. Bixby of Boston, who lost five sons killed in battle. Nov. 21, 1864.
 

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