Tuesday, June 04, 2013

News at Eleven: [Mary Todd] Lincoln was confined

in a very fancy resort for the upper class insane where she was probably given morphine, opium and lemonade cocktails to calm her down since that was part of the daily routine. However, she clearly wasn't reduced to the zombie-like state such medicines were intended to induce since she escaped after a few months with the help of another lawyer.

"In the poem she thinks back a year later about the torture and insult of that place," said [Rod] Smith.

from Washington and Lee University: W&L's Smith Wins Gerald T. Perkoff Prize in Poetry


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