Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
September 30, 1858

To Linnie---

A sweet plaintive song did I hear,

And I fancied that she was the singer---

May emotions as pure, as that song set a-stir

Be the worst that the future shall bring her.

Winchester Sep. 30--- 1858--- A. LINCOLN---