Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[January 25, 1865]

I can not frame a toast to Burns. I can say nothing worthy of his generous heart, and transcendent genius A. LINCOLN

I can not frame a toast to Burns. I can say nothing worthy of his generous heart and transcending genius. Thinking of what he has said, I can not say anything which seems worth saying

A. LINCOLN