The Text of Lincoln's Speech

The Gettysburg Address

The Outlook, 1907

 

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Provided below, as well as attached in PDF format, is the text of that most famous of American orations, the Gettysburg Address, delivered by President Lincoln (1809 - 1865) at the dedication of the Federal cemetery for the Union's dead near the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863.

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation,

conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived

and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come

to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that

that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this."

"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this

ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our

poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but

it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the

unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us

to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we

take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that

we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God,

shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the

people, shall not perish from the earth."

     


Lincoln's Speech at Gettysburg  (The Outlook, 1907)

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