Of what significance would it be, if our idea of his life, which has inspired so many to better living, were at variance with exact facts. It is the ideal which he has left us, that is important. This exemplified by Lincoln, and by thousands of others, most of them in the obscurity of their private lives, we have the concepts, the qualities of courage, fortitude, friendship, and generosity, standing out as the realities of human existence, that to us are of the greatest significance and value. Merely products of the human mind? Yes, but as real and as powerful as are the gamma rays from an x-ray tube.