Quote: Supposed Lincoln quote traces to Alphonse Karr - help with French requested

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 16 00:08:15 UTC 2013

Middle section only. Some sort of rhymed meter.

>From their better side let us try to see things:
You complain about seeing thorny rose bushes;
I rejoice and give thanks to the gods
   That thorns have roses.

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