Boller recalls an anecdote in the life of Lincoln. When Abe was a lawyer, he
was handling a court case in the courtroom of Judge David Davis. Davis held
up an unusually long bill that had been drawn up by an attorney who had a reputation
for slothfulness and drew attention to it. Lincoln commented, "It's like
the lazy preacher who used to write long sermons. He got to writing and was
too lazy to stop."