Author:William Knox

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William Knox
was a Scottish poet. He is known for writing Abraham Lincoln's favourite poem, Mortality, which Lincoln often recited by memory.


  • "Mortality" poem
  • The lonely hearth. The songs of Israel, Harp of Zion, and other poems, (1847) (external scan)

Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.