Life Volume 39

Life Volume 39

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...a letter from a constituent as follows: "PleaBo send mo some of the volumes containing memorial addresses for dead members of Congress. There is nothing I read with so much pleasure as obituaries of Congressmen."--JKna York Tribune. General Willtam T. Sherman was fond of relating the following Btory: "When I was with the army In Georgia, a slave-owner about Christmas time missed a fine fat turkey. He suspected a good-looking mulatto, and ordered the mau brought before him: "You have stolen my turkey and eaten it,1 said tho irate planter. l I'm not gwine to say I didn't, when you Bays I did, massa.' "I ought to have you flogged. What have you to say why I should not punish you J 14 Well, massa, you hain't lost anything particular. You see, you has a little lees turkey, and a good deal more nigger/ And the master was compelled to acknowledge the philosophy of the slave, and let him go unwhipped."--Argonaut. Rock ship and split in the i I'm child of the ocean gale, Shark and sword know me, I'm companion of the whale. Rock and dive and roll--My cradle and Bchool is the deep, My bark's my home, my goal--A grave where the nameless sleep.--Schoolmaster. "down in South Carolina," says Congressman Talbert, "I once attended a colored church. The preacher, one of those negroes with an oily face and big spectacles, was talking about the prophets. He had taken an hour to discourse upon tho major prophets, and then he took up the minor ones. In course of time he reached Hosca. "My breddren/ he exclaimed, we come now to Hosea. Let us consider him. Where shall we put Hosea? At that moment an old negro, who had been peacefullyslumbering in one of the back pews, woke up and looked at the pastor, 'Iloaea can...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789466
  • 9781236789464