Countess of Lincoln

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    And tell so readily, he knoweth well
    How ev’ry star by proper name to call?
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm CXLVII (Paraphrased by The Countess of Pembroke)

    My note to you I certainly did not expect to see in print; yet I have not been much shocked by the newspaper comments upon it. Those comments constitute a fair specimen of what has occurred to me through life. I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it.
    —Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty—excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable—should persist after the beauty was gone.
    Mary A. [Elizabeth, Countess Von] Arnim (1866–1941)