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More than ever he avoided intimacy and became abstracted and cool.Having loved deeply and passionately, and having been traumatized by his tragic loss, he was unable to allow himself to love another woman the same way he had loved Ann [Rutledge].
By and by Liddy got through and when Abe came around her way again she said she believed she’d take a little more.
One night Abe was helping the visitors and there was a girl there who thought herself pretty smart.
When Abe got to her he asked her if he should help her. Abe, he filled up her plate pretty well, and when he passed it to her she says, quite pert and sharp, ‘Well, Mr.
‘All right, Miss Liddy,’ says Abe loud enough for the whole room to hear, ‘back up your cart and I’ll fill it again.’ Of course there was a big laugh. She went off by herself and cried the whole evening.” Lincoln scholar H.
Donald Winkler wrote that in the mid-1830s, “Lincoln erected an emotional barrier between himself and others, especially women.
One of them was communicated to me both verbally and in writing by the late Henry C. The testimony of this witness, with whom I spent many hours in Chicago after he had removed from Urbana, and who verified so much that Herndon had told me, is of the highest value, because, for almost ten years prior to Lincoln’s election to the Presidency in 1860, he was much of the time in the latter’s company as the two made their way from county to county on the circuit. Lincoln was invited to join me and my wife at tea one evening at the residence of Mr. He was in good spirits and seemed to be at perfect ease during the meal and afterwards, while I was in the room; but later I was called out for a short time to meet a client who was awaiting me at the front gate.” “When I returned, the party, meanwhile, having adjourned to the parlor, Mr.