|English: Abraham Lincoln - Photo taken in Feb. 1860 by Mathew Brady. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
"" However, once Lincoln warmed up, "his face lighted up as with an inward fire; the whole man was transfigured. I forgot his clothes, his personal appearance, and his individual peculiarities. Presently, forgetting myself, I was on my feet like the rest, yelling like a wild Indian, cheering this wonderful man.""