[Ads-l] Bogus Lincoln quote?

Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Fri Sep 4 14:29:10 UTC 2015

Saying <<God’s best gift to man is the Bible>> upon receiving the nth copy of one is, I suppose, charitable.  The best gift of a man to another man is not another Bible, particularly for someone who of course would already have at least one (if not a whole roomful of them received as gifts).

What seems like a reasonably good article regarding Lincoln and Bibles (including the quote in question): http://abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/abraham-lincoln-in-depth/abraham-lincoln-and-the-bible/

Chris Philippo
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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