Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[1824-1826]

Abraham Lincoln

his hand and pen

he will be good but

god knows When [2]

Abraham Lincoln his hand and pen he will be good

but god knows When Time What an emty vaper

tis and days how swift they are swift as an indian arr[ow]

Meter

fly on like a shooting star the presant moment Just [is here]

then slides away in h[as]te that we [can] never say they ['re ours]

but [only say] th[ey]'re past [3]

Abraham Lincoln is my nam[e]

And with my pen I wrote the same

I wrote in both hast and speed

and left it here for fools to read