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Reader’s comment: Two memorable minutes


In response to Kathy Gyngell: Seven great conservative speeches 1: Abraham Lincoln , therealguyfaux  wrote:

Supposedly, as the apocryphal story goes, the previous orator (who was the main speaker) said about Lincoln’s ‘closing remarks’ (which is what, on the programme, the address was) to the effect of: ‘I wish I could have said in my two hours what he said in his two minutes.’

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