Abraham Lincoln: A Commemoration – 15 April 2015


Read by David Wales

April 14-15th, 2015, is the 150th year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This is a collection of pieces to mark that occasion. Whitman’s poems, written shortly after the death, express his intense grief. Here are prose pieces that Whitman composed in the years following. Included too are three other eulogies regarded by Lincoln scholars as among the best, as well as a narrative from one of the doctors who attended the dying president and two speeches in the British Parliament. And finally three of the President’s finest compositions. ( summary by david wales) (5 hr 16 min)

Chapters

O Captain! My Captain! (poem) by Walt Whitman 2:16 Read by David Wales
When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'd (poem) by Walt Whitman 16:42 Read by David Wales
Lincoln's Last Hours, 1909 address to the Military Order Of The Loyal Legion Of… 45:25 Read by David Wales
Abraham Lincoln - The Oration (eulogy) by Ralph Waldo Emerson 11:28 Read by David Wales
Oration Delivered On The Occasion Of The Unveiling Of The Freemen's Monument In… 32:58 Read by David Wales
Respect For The Memory Of Abraham Lincoln, Resolution Adopted At A Meeting Of S… 4:03 Read by David Wales
Promises Of The Declaration Of Independence And Abraham Lincoln, Eulogy On Abra… 59:29 Read by David Wales
Promises Of The Declaration Of Independence And Abraham Lincoln, Eulogy On Abra… 52:45 Read by David Wales
Oration In Union Square, April 25, 1865, At The Funeral Obsequies Of Abraham Li… 20:03 Read by David Wales
Ode For The Funeral Of Abraham Lincoln (poem) by William Cullen Bryant 1:13 Read by David Wales
Death Of Abraham Lincoln, Lecture Delivered In New York, April 14, 1879 - In Ph… 31:45 Read by David Wales
A Lincoln Reminiscence (fragment) by Walt Whitman 1:45 Read by David Wales
Abraham Lincoln (essay) by Walt Whitman 9:15 Read by David Wales
Speech To The Parliament of Great Britain, 1865, by The Right Honorable Sir Geo… 10:24 Read by David Wales
Speech To The Parliament of Great Britain, 1865, by The Right Honorable Benjam… 3:46 Read by David Wales
The Emancipation Proclamation, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1863, by Abraham Li… 5:15 Read by David Wales
Gettysburg Address, Given November 19,1863, On The Battlefield Near Gettysburg,… 2:28 Read by David Wales
The Second Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., March 4th, 1865, by Abraham Li… 5:25 Read by David Wales