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Too Big To Cry:Too Hurt To Laugh

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In 1858 the Illinois legislature&md;using an obscure statute&md;sent Stephen A. Douglas to the U.S. Senate instead of Abraham Lincoln, although Lincoln had won the popular vote. When a sympathetic friend asked Lincoln how he felt, he said, "Like the boy who stubbed his toe: I am too big to cry and too badly hurt to laugh."