Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

The Gettysburg Address as transparent PNGs

For your use and enjoyment, three versions of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, as transparent PNGs.

This great speech is a model for how to write. If we are not making our point, in our writing, then perhaps it is not that we have said too little, but that we expect words to do too much. We should not induce an expectation in the reader's 'mind' that the words will achieve that which they cannot. Maybe say only what correctly directs the reader's attention.


The Gettysburg Address (adapted from the 'Nicolay' draft) The Gettysburg Address (adapted from the 'Nicolay' draft)

This draft might have been what Lincoln read from at Gettysburg.
The Gettysburg Address (adapted from the 'Hay' draft) The Gettysburg Address (adapted from the 'Hay' draft)

Lincoln probably wrote this draft not long after returning to Washington from Gettysburg.
The Gettysburg Address (adapted from the 'Bliss' copy) The Gettysburg Address (adapted from the 'Bliss' copy)

Lincoln wrote in the date, but I leave it out, because this late version is somewhat removed from the event.

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