Little Breeches by John Hay

A team of horses takes fright and carries a small child off into a snow blizzard, where they are quickly lost from sight. A poem in dialect by John Hay. First published in 1870. It was part of a group of poems known as the Pike County Ballads. Pike county is in southwestern Illinois west of Springfield.
John Hay was one of Lincoln’s private secretaries. He and John Nicolay wrote the 7 volume life and history of Lincoln. At the end of his career he was the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.

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