John Wycliffe Quoted by Pres. Lincoln

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Some Lincoln biographers think the source of his famous statement in his Gettysburg address “government of the people, for the people and by the people” is from the Prologue of  John Wycliffe’s first English translation of the Bible: “This Bible is for the government of the people, for the people and by the people.” (1384):

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