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362. James H. Matheny (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1865 — 66]

J. H. Matheny

Says —

Lincoln loved Burns generally — Shakespear — didn't care much if anything for such thing as Campbells' pleasures of Hope — Akenside's imagination &c. &c

— Loved Byron's

Don Juan —
The Hosts of Sanacherib
Last leaf by O. Holmes —
Burns address to a young friend
Burns' Cottre's Saturday Night
Holy Wille's Prayer —
Immortality —
Child Harold —

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2562; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:212



1. Titles referred to: Thomas Campbell, "The Pleasures of Hope"; Mark Akenside, "The Pleasures of the Imagination"; Lord Byron, "Don Juan," "Darkness," "The Destruction of Sennacherib"; Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Last Leaf "; Robert Burns, "Epistle to a Young Friend," "The Cotter's Saturday Night," "Holy Willie's Prayer"; William Knox, "Mortality"; Lord Byron, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage."