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O you ou want me to t tell you of oftbe oftbe
3 tbe happiest Christmas Chrttm I re remember remember r rmembor
member said madame to tbe tbedebutante tbedebutaate thedebutante
debutante debutaate who had dropped hi hifor 1ftfor Infor
for Intellectual 1nteUeC pabulum INibuluaa p bulum and an < a cup of ofmadams o omadame ofmadame
madame famous tea My dear e there therewas thereWu therewa
was wa no happiest my Christmases have haveall haveall haveall
all been so happy that I will not apply applythe applythe applythe
the superlative to one of t them I would wb1kratbtr wbuldrathr wouldrathe
rathe ratbtr say y they were all the happiest and andthey andthey andthey
they were happy because becau e I meant they theyshould theyshoulel theyshould
should be No one has a right to be un unhappy unhapp Unhapp ¬
happy happ on holidays especially on Christ Christmas ClalWtmall Christinns ¬
inns mall the king of holidays Unhappinec UnhappinecIs
Is a great privilege a great luxury I may maysay mayYo maYsay
say Yo which only the ultra selfish and andmentally andmMltaOy andmentally
mentally afflicted can enjoy To be hap happy haPpy happy ¬
py was the philosophy of the Epicureans Epicureansit
it is tbe philosophy of the Christian Cbrl Sci Scientists SdenUsta Sd Sdenuste ¬
entists enUsta and a of all li normal and sensible sensiblepeople utblepeople enalblepeople
people Now I am not going 80 to give ve you a alecture alectUPe alecture
lecture on how to be happy because that thatIs thatIs
Is something that every one must mu learn learnfor leuRfor learnfor
for himself but I am going ia tell you yousome yousome yousome
some of the interesting intere Christmases I re remember n nmember r rmember ¬
member I have been a sad nomad you youknow youknow u uknow
know and they have been passed all over overthe overthe overthe
the wortd wo lIB fa Germany France Italy ItalySweden ltalrSw Ital ItalSwedenaad
Sw Swedenaad Sweden and here in dear old d Washington WashingtonA WuhlDctoA
A Swedish Swe4i Christmas C IWtJDu Ah my dear dearthere cleartbere dearthere
there to soort ort and fun for you First Ftntcomes Firetcornea Firstcomes
comes Christmas Eve Eve next n Christmas ChristmasDay ChrIatmaaDay ChristmasDay
Day then the second and the third tIaInIfou tIaInIfouCh thtTd40uChrlntmase four fourChristmases
Christmases Ch wtI in all aU allfiled filled with JoOtty fun funand tua tuaand tunand
and merrymaking JDer17 and and aJ indeed the tbee tbeetiUe leg festivities legtivittes
tivities go on until the old year is rung rungout runeout rungout
out and the new year ushered in ha and are arerevived arerevlftd arerevived
revived again on what the Swedea can cantretton4ag caDtrettoDda calltrettondag
tretton4ag trettoDda Jul the thirteenth day dayYule dayYUle dayYule
Yule and not t until the twentieth day dayYule cia ciaYule dayYule
Yule Yule which comes on the t 13th of Jan January Jaauary January ¬
uary is Christinas really over overYou everYou overYou
You You cannot imagine hew much more moreseriously moreerlouel7 moreseriously
seriously those northern nations take takeChristmas takeCbrlaUDu takeChriatmag
Christmas than we do Summer la I hardly hardlyover hardlyover hardlyover
over before an good Swedish housewives housewivesbegin bouHWlYes bouHWlYesb housewivesbegIn
begin b n preparing p tID for it it and for fora a week weekbefore weekbefo weekbefore
before befo j hthe the eventful e nttol day all the cities of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Nbrthlasid brth1ad are turned Into outof outofdoors outofdoon outofdoors
doors markets where every conceivable conceivablething coaeeivabletblD conceivablethinr
thing < under the sun is displayed dtIn yed for sale saleThere aleTheN 1e 1eThere
There are acres a of Christmas ChrtIIt trees sc scthat liethat s sthat
that one suddenly finding ndiag himself in a amarket amarket amarket
market place might fancy fane be was in a asprue aspruce aspruce
spruce forest foreet for no family is so poor It Itdoes Itdon Itdea
does don without a tree and such trees So Sobeautifully SobcauUtuUy 8obeautifully
beautifully green so shapely and sym symmetrical qmmetrical symmeUical ¬
metrical metricalChristmas meUicalCbrIstma
Christmas begins with matins iliad at ato I Ioclock Ioclock
oclock o clock in the morning and then t follow followdays followdayS followdays
days of feasting From tile King to the thelowest the10w theowest
lowest 10w owest peasant every one wears a happy happyface happyface J PY PYface
face and has ha a a pleasant greeting for forwhomever torwhoaever forwhomever
whomever be meets at this holiday time timeWhether tbaeWbetJMr timeVbethm
Whether tile hsppln hajpineas MM see sese on all allFides aUIdes allRIdes
Fides Ides fa affected or real I eftnnot say but butit butit butIt
it is i delightful and contagions I have haveno haveo
no o adjectives with which to describe the thetrees thetrees thetrees
trees just fancy your own tree only a athousand athouaDd athound
thousand times more gorgeous Its tapers tapersare tapenme tapersare
are lighted at nightfall and the children
forming a ring dance around ar81IJd singing singingold singingold iqIaaold
old Swedish songs Gay parties part of man masqueraders DIUquraden manqueraders
queraders go from house ho to house ho tear leaving IvIne tearlag ¬
lag gifts cracking jokes and toasting toastingtheir touU touUtbelr toastingtheir
their friends frle ds in the wine that is found on onevery 011every onevery
every sideboard flanked by b big plum plumcakes plumcakes plumcakes
cakes This feature recalls carnival canalvalIn times timesin timesIn
in the south tb of Europe for at the yule yuletide yuletide yuletide
tide the usually stolid Swedes show real realLatin realLatin realLatin
Latin gayety gayetyWhat gayetyWhat yety yetyWhat
What do they have for dinner Goose Goosealways Goo8ealwa7B Goosealways
always goose is the piece de resistance re t8ta e of ofall ofaU ofall
all formal feasts In the north of Europe Europebut Europebut j
but supper is the holiday meal at Christ Christmas Christmas t tmaJI
mas and lux fish h with baked potatoes potatoesrice potatoearice potatoesrice
rice porridge seasoned with cinnamon clnnamonand clnnamonandit anda and anda
a great fat goose are as universally universallyserved uDJveraallyserved universallyserved
served for forupper supper on Christmas Eve Evein Evein EveIn
in Swedish households as the turkey here hereNo bfteNo hereNo
No goose no matter tter bOw fine ever tastes tastesas tastesas tast tastas
as good to a loyal American palate as asour uour asour
our own turkey which is the national nationalbird nationalbird nationalbird
bird after all aD One often sees a touching touchingtiling toucb1Dthins touchingthing
tiling fat Germany Qenpanya a sheaf of wheat fast fastened fuLfn foaLfned
ened fn to the roof of a house to provide pro the thelittle thelittle
little Ii tt Ie birds a Christmas feast feastIt teaathIt feastIt
hIt It grieves me that Just j llt at this time timethe timethe timethe I
the King of Sweden should bpuldbe hputd be tying so solow 80111W soitiw
low but I hope he may y Jon be spared sparedto red redto
to his h l country for he is not only a wise wiseand willeond wIseftnd
and kind ruler but one of O the most mostpitted mo moatgifted t tgifted
gifted and nd delightful men I ever met and andsu AdSlI ands
su s eonsklcrate of his subjects Every EveryTuesday EveryTueeday EveryTd7
Tuesday he gives a public audience a at the theroyal tMroyal theroyal
royal palace abace to which every one and any anyone anyone anyone
one is admitted admltt and he listens patiently patientlyand patleatlyand patientlyand
and sympathetically to the stories that thatare thatare thatare
are told him bim righting a wrong wherever whereverhe wberev wberevhe whereverbacon
he bacon baconKing can canKing
King 10 Oscar you know is a great greatgrandson 8ft8tg1IlIICbGa greatgrandson
grandson of Bernadotte the founder of ofthe of1ho ofiho
the present Swedish WedIsh dynasty and of ofJdsepidne ofJ ofJcuepMne
Jdsepidne J RPIdne Kapoleons divorced wife wit his hismother hismother hismother
mother Queen Josephine having been a adaughter adra adnughter
daughter dra uclr r of Eugene de Beanharnais Beanharnaiswhich Beauharnal8whle Beauharnaiswhich
which accounts for his hf wonderful charm charmfor eba ebafor ehainfor
for he Is charming this aged monarch monarchthe JDODafChthe monarchthe
the life IU and light of society in Stockholm StockholmI Stockho StockhoI
I i could tell you so many stories about abouthim abouthim abouthim
him him but that would not be telling t m about aboutmy aboutmy aboutmy
my past Chrfcstmases so they must wait waita waitYes waitY waitYes
Yes Y I passed three Chrlstmases hrlstm in inQennsiay in1ft inGeressayone
Qennsiay Geressayone one hi Berlin B one ie in kabe Wtes Wtesbadea jeg jegbades
be badea and an in Munich but bu the Ger German Qermaa Gorman ¬
man Christmas Jo s exactly like the theSwedish theSw theSwedish
Swedish Sw But Httle 11W work Is done dur during durInc durIng ¬
ing Christmas CI week in Kaiser Wil Williams William wullam ¬
liams liam empire and young and old rich richand ricbanet richand
and poor devote themselves to having havinga
a good time time the Kaiser setting u them a aworthy awortby aworthy
worthy example At every palace he heown heowna heowns
own owns a great Christmas tree is set ae up upand upanel upand
and every person in Ms employ is ii0S sure sureof eureat
of a greeting and a a gift from his majesty majestyIt
of 4 It Is the happiest tae of the year for forthe forthe forthe
the children ef the royal ropJfalllil7 family for they theysee they8M theysee
see much of their father and an he enters entersinto entersInto entersinto
into their frolics and sports with the theenthusiasm theenUnlStlsm theenthusiasm
enthusiasm of a boy boyTwo boyTwo
Two years NU11 ago Just before the holiday holidayseason holidayson holidayseason
season son the Empress was on her way to toPotsdam toPot toPotsdam
Potsdam Pot ldam when the royal carrhge drove droveover droeOYtr droveover
over a little boy some three or four years yearsold yearsold
old 01 who ht was Wft playing pL1 ing in the street t t The TheEmpress TheEfllpress Thepipress
Empress pipress was out of her carriage < < e in an in instant Instant inst ¬
stant st nt and taking the child in her arms armsexamined armsexamined armsexamined
examined him tenderly to find out if he hewas hewas hewa
was wa hurt Fortunately h ht was only slight slightly slightly slightIT ¬
ly injured but nevertheless n rthele8S she hc wnt wentto wntto wntto
to his home and saw to it that he b had a adoctor adoctor adoctor
doctor and a nurse and when Christmas Christmascame Chntm ChntmeaD1e Christmascaine
came a few days later the childs hnd bed bedwas bedwas bedwas
was covered with toys sent to him by byth bythe bythe
th the Empress My fy dear she is the best bestof bestot beatof
of women the wff wl < of the German C nnan Em Emperor Emperor Empetor ¬
peror not beau beauiful if ul nor witty but wise wiseand wl w1and p pand
and good and n wr on re of a force than she sheis IIheis sheIs
is credited cn itcl with being beingIn befnaIn beingS
In France FHn and Italy Christmas is very verydifferently vt verydlrutIy > ry rydlffprontly
differently observed ob than th ln < in the th north of ofE ofEtlfOP ofEzrop
E EtlfOP rop and in ill these th countries ountil is more of ofa ofa ofa
a religious festival than a family feast
The devout are constantly in the beauti beautifully beautifully beautifully ¬
fully decorated churches Christmas Chrt tmns trees treesare trN8are treesare
are less frequently seen and the exchang exchanging exchaftCIDe exchaflglug ¬
lug of gifts is reserved for New Years Yearsday Yearsday Yearsday
day le jour de Van M which wblch is a a gay gayboiiday P PboUday gayholiday
holiday devoted d voted to tho paying IJayt of social socialas socialas socialas
as well as commercial debt debts ebtB But the theshops Utemope thehop
shops hop in Paris at this season are some something something ¬ I
thing always aiwa to to be remembered They Theyare Theyare Theyare
are far and away the most mo t beautiful in inthe inthe inthe
the world and would tempt money from fromtbe fromthe fromthe
the pocket of the hardest old skinflint on onearth onearth onearth
earth Only Oaf to see se th the windows at the thePalais thePaIaJll thePablo
Pablo Royal on la rue de 4 la 1 Paix PaJx PaJxaYeDue and andavenue apdavenue
avenue de 1Opem fe worth taking tbe tbesea tbesea thesea
sea voyage vo to and from France I cant cantunderstand cantUbderstaod cantunderstand
understand why our American shops nev never never ncrPr ¬
er have quite the same sein air but they nev never never soyCr ¬
er do do There must be something in the theatmosphere thea theatmosphere
atmosphere a of Paris that outs a luster lusterover ltMover lusterover
over everything everythingOne everythqOne everythingOn
One On of the gayest Christmas Chrl I ever everpent everJIIHIt overspent
pent was in this same Paris but it wa waat wan watat wanat
at the American Legation LeptioRRO LegtioaRobert Robert ert Xc XcLane l lLane bte bteLane
Lane was minister JI at the time tilDeand tilDeandquite timeandquite and andquite
quite as American as if It had been beenin beenla beenIn
in New Ne York Y orlt We lV Ve had a jOlly Christmas Christmastree Chrt8UDastree Christmastree
tree tree with presents for all the guests and andthat aiM aiMthat andthat
that dear and a Cl excellent old gentleman gentlemanMr sentlemanMr gentlemani1r
Mr i1r McLane MeLaae was full of jokes and quips quipsfor quJ quJfor quipstot
for the men and flowery speeches for the thewomen thewomen themen
women men The gigantic tIe turkey came from fromthis fromUti fromthis
this Uti side and the mines pies I believe believewere believewere believewets
were made at the MeLane home m 1ft Balti Baltimore Balt1JDOre Baltimore ¬
more They were quite worthy I remem reMeJnher rememher remember ¬
her to have come from that celebrated celebratedkitchen celeWatedkttcba celebratedkftcb
kitchen kitchenNo kttcbaNo kftcb
No no O Mr Cropper is not a daughter daughterof
of the former minister 1 to France but his hisniece h1aIeee hisniece
niece Ieee the daughter of his only brotherThe brotherThe brother brotherThe
The name is spelled Mc X capital Laneand Lane Laeand Laacand
and nothing ever irritated Mr McLane McLanemore XcLanemore McLanemore
more than to have it misspelled for forWIlT he hewas bewas
was very proud of his family famU and never neverwanted ne newaatecl neverwanted
wanted to be confounded with other tam families tamllies tamtiles ¬
tiles whose names are pronounced thevame thevamebut theMRlebut theumebut
but spelled differently Mr McLanes fa father fatber tother ¬
ther Louis McLane MeLanc was United States
Senator from Delaware DeJa ware in the late lateaad TT TTand lVs lVsand
and at different times Minister 8tet to toGreat tftGreat toGreat
Great Britain Brttala Brlti Secretary of the Treasury Treasuryand Treuaran4 Treasuryand
and Secretary of State I never had the thegood tMpod thegood
good fortune to see him because be was wasa waaa wasa
a little before my day hot I bare been beentold DeeDtold beentold
told that he was very iHstiagwefeed ia iahis Iabis inhis
his appearance a very brilliant in conversation COIner COInerUon cosrernation ¬
nation Uon and that his It son Robert greatly greatlyresembled pLl7reMlllbIecI greatlyresembled
resembled him himSpeaJdn
Jdaaof himC C C S C CSpeaking
Speaking of Robert McLane brings to tomind tomIDd tomind
mind Gen Bonlanger the famous Gen GenBoulanger QeDBouIanpr GenBoulanger
Boulanger who might lII t have been dictator dictatorof dictatorof dictatorof
of France but wasnt What an idol of ofhis etbJa ofhis
his people that famous fellow was for a awhile awhile awhile
while while and what a ladykiller I met himIn him himin hlmin
in the sateiftf f Countess Count L 1 I and I Icoat must mustconfess mustoontss
confess coat oontss foil completely under his spelL spelLTo 8P8JlTo spelLp
To p begin with be was so good to look at attall attaU attall
tall ad military Wtary in his carriage with withthe wltbthe withthe
the most wonderful eyes and a way of ofspeaking ofspeaking ofspeaking
speaking to women that made the one onefavored onefavored onefavored
favored at the moment believe ve that she shewas abewas shewas
was the only woman in the world for him himOh himOh
0 Oh be was a sad sad flirt that Gen GenBoulanger GenBouJaDaer GenBoulanger
Just here the pompous Hans entered the thedrawingroom tbedtafiroom thedeawisigroom
drawingroom holding aloft leftIarpst madame reslanieslargest a alargest
largest and handsomest silver tray on onwhich onwbIeh onwhich
which was a huge hu plum cake and a foam foamIng foamlug
lug 1 pitcher pltcb of ofNo eggnog eggnogNo encgNo
No tea today toda said madame but buteggnog bUtetQPO butnog
eggnog nog eggnog of my own making and andplum udplwn andplum
plum cake of my own mixing You see I Iknow IkIIow Iknow
know all the Christmas tricks Yes Yes it is isgood Japod Isgood
good and I verily believe that eggnog eggnogmade eaDOmade eggnogmade
made after this recipe saved Yell the life of a adear tdear adear
dear old gentleman I met in the Tyrol TyrolThis TyrolOld TyrolThin
This old gentleman whose name nameLecky was wasLecky wasLecky
Lecky by the way and who was an own owncousin ownco owncousin
cousin co of the famous historian of that thatname thatJlame thatname
name was staying at the same hotel In InInnsbruck InInnsbruek inInnabruck
Innsbruck at which hleh I stopped in the thecompany theoompany thecompany
company of two spinster daughters cJaU bten < ex extremely extNmel1 cxtremely ¬
tremely nice women and perfect English Englishtypes EncUshtypea Englishtypes
types He was ill when he arrived and andevery an4every andevery
every day seemed meet to grow weaker and andweaker andwealter andweaker
weaker The most dangerous daD thing < about abouthis aboutbill abouthis
his case wa was that he could eat nothingand nothingand nothing nothingand
and was kept alive by stimulants which whichwere whlcbwere whichwetn
were given to him in small quantities quantitiesevery quantitiesevery quantitiesevery
every hour It was sad to see the th old oldgentleman 014plltJemaD oldgentleman
gentleman fading away awa and I suggested lsugestedeverythiDC suggestedeverything suggestedeverything
everything I could that might tempt his hisappetite hlsapPetlte hisappetite
appetite At last it occurred to me that thateggnog thatIe thateggnog
eggnog If he could take it It would be the thevery theveI7 thevery
very thing So without saying a word to toany toany toany
any one I made a glass with the freshest freshesteggs freshestegp freshesteggs
eggs the purest cream and the finest old oldbrandy oldbraDCly oldbrandy
brandy I could buy buywblaky whisky any but butScotch butScotc butScotch
Scotch at least least was out of the question questionin
in that little town townthen then hi the thinnest thinnestof tbtnn t tof
of glasses and on the daintiest of trays I Isuried Ied Irrled
suried rrled ed it to him with my own hands handsIt bandahit handsIt
hit It was good to see him drink It It Fear Fearful Fearful Fearful ¬
ful at first 1trM ne only took the smallest pos possible posible poeathie ¬
sible sip but the moment he tasted the theflavor thea theflavor
flavor a W01 be eagerly drank the whole glass glasstoo glasstoo 1 1too
too eagerly I thought and dreaded lest lestit lestIt lestit
it might make him ill 11 but but no it was wasjust wasjust
just what he needed and during < all the theUOM thetIaN theUrns
Urns that he stayed yed there I made him himthree himthree
three eggnogs e a day eta Egg knocks he healways heal healways
always al called them and he insisted on oncalling oncaIUDc oncalling
calling me his American doctor Yes Yea he hegot 1MsotweII hegot
got sotweII well i perfectly well and he believes believesland Believesand believesand
land and I believe it was the egg knocks knocksStrangely knocksStraa8ely knocksStrangely
Strangely enough neither he nor his hisdaughters hiahten hisdaughters
daughters hten had ever beard of ofwbiclt eggnog eggnogwhich eggnogwhich
which is such a common drink both in insickness Insick inslekases
sickness sick and in health among < us and andwhich antiwhtcla andwhich
which must m have been brought t to toAmerica toAmertca toAmerica
America by the English But I gave gavethem P gavethem ft ftthem
them them a carefully careful1 written recipe For a anumber anamber anumber
number of years oars after we separated I Iused ItDe4 Iused
used to have grateful letters from my mydistinguished mydlat1 mydistinguished
distinguished dlat1 hed patient and nd once be sent t a alittle aItttle alittle
little poem entitled e ejititlod Utled Egg Knock whisk wbiehlauded wtaleltlaudfd whisklauded
lauded the beauty and virtue of that thatdrink tlIatdrink thatdrink
drink drinkYou drinkTou drinkYou
You would like the recipe Mrs 15 Sec Secretary Secretary Seerotary ¬
retary Why certainly I will give it to toyou toYOU toyou
you with pleasure though thou h I am sure your yourown yourown yourown
own is quite as good and with her own owndainty ow owdainty owndainty
dainty hands madame wrote out the fol following followine following ¬
lowing recipe for Mrs Secretary SecretaryOne
One quart of ol1l milk lkJPtTe 11k sad cream MtattL MtattLFire bmd bmdFhe
Fire of the freshest of ofFifl egaa egaaFire L LFire
Fire d eert spoonfuls of i > deied gar gvgarOc garOnhalf nirthaf
Oc Onhalf thaf haf pint of whisky whiskyOnehalf 1rIt whhyOnehalf lllQ lllQOmhalf
Onehalf gill iII of wise wi sherry err7 tea ieanif Mateafa 11 3lninilaMadrira or orMadeira or3b4Idn
Madeira for f fBut flaforiaf flaforiafBut flaroc1esBut
But it is all said madame as she shehanded shehanded shehanded
handed her guest the recipe in n the mix raising mixIng mixIng ¬
ing The eggs should be beaten separ separately Rparatd separtelv ¬
ately atd telv and nd as long and as hard as theyare they theyare theyare
are beaten bfat n for sponge cake Then they theyxhouid theyQuld theyahould
xhouid Quld tw e whipped together with a a light lighthand lighthand lIghthand
hand and at the same time the sugar sugarmust surmust sugarmust
must be padre slowly in When the thesugar tbeUpI thesugar
sugar to thoroughly th8ro hty mixed with the eggs eggsthe eg egthe eggsthe
the whisky is added little by little JlttJ the themilk themilk themtlk
milk and cream ccme c me next and the thesherry theshlrry thesherry
sherry or whatever is used for flavoring flavoringlast Oavoringlast flavoringlast
last Grate a little nutmeg on top and andyou andY01l andyou
you have a drink fit for the gods them themselves themIves themselves ¬
selves selvesMadame Ives IvesMadame
S C C C CMadame
Madame had barelygnisned these In Instructions Inctructl Inctructlens ¬
structions ctructl ns before Mrs Secretary asked askedfor askedI askedfor
I for her recipe rf > for plum cake then theneverybody thenI theneverybody
I everybody wanted it even the diplomat
so It ended by nwdamo m dlUT1o sanding 50ndingHans Hans to toher tobel toher
her secretary MCrelar with orders to make half a adozen aI adozen
I dozen copies And here is the recIpe racipeOne recIpeOi
One 0 Oi awl MHiaK pounds of f flew flewOut eat eatOs
0 Os Out and lid MhRK 1 ytnato of tmUir tmUirOM
OM 0 and a o kIf elKtf prods at Mg MgTwo IUWIr IUWIrTwo gsrTwo
Two pnsa paiindi of Manehail and rimfcled J almonds almondsTwo almondsTwo almondsTwo
Two pounds < f rahdna 18 181W MAM MAMTw sael saelTwo
Tw > pound pne of duoS sHwd sHwdOM slieniOne
OM 0 em ll of olllrudJ hraady hraadyQM bosIrOmmte
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You want me to tell you OU something somethingabout somethIngabout somethingabout
about the old Christmas in Washington Washingtonasked Washingtonasked T ldngton 7 7asked
asked madame smiling till into l tO Ute face of ofthe ortile ofthe
the debutante Ah my child hltl1 that thatwould thatwould thatwould
would be a a long story for my m momory
The Ambassador AmbassadorIt
It is amusing to find that lee Jfteoun visits vietlesconn visitseonss
conn bave got to dance tIM American Americanminuet JIIertcaItmtauet tnsericaaminuet
minuet and that neither ia Berlin nor norany DOlaDJ sosany
any other European capital is the per performer performer performer ¬
former and the performance pert of o half so somuch 0much somuch
much consequence The qualifications tor torthe torthe forthe
the office and their effects Cects upon public publicmeasures public1e8 publicmeasures
measures 1e8 and foreign affairs are gravely gravelyset gravelyset ftly ftlyeet
set forth Monsieur lII ur Jusserand as a fas fascinating fascinating as asclnattng ¬
cinating critic and historian of English Englishletters En81iahletters Englishletters
letters greater in this fleld than any anyother anyother anyother
other living < writer having tbe profound profoundinsight profOWMlIaldPt profoundInsight
insight into tile spirit of English litera literature Ilte IltetUnt literaLure ¬
Lure which Voltaire V oItan lacked and Paine Paineaffected Paineaffected Paineagected
affected is that far a valuable asset for forhis forhis forhis
his government emment it is stated Also that thathe thathe
he can and does play pta tennis tea with the tbePresident Uaet thePresident
President t But then the Count von Stem Stemburg SteIDburc Sternburg
burg rides with thePresident Uk t and aDd shares shareshte shareshis baNehis
his tastes and sympathies in other things thingsMr thtnMr thingsr
Mr r Brrces Brie Holy Roman Empire is
goes far beck to the days when thore thorewas thoreWRS therewas
was no furnace to ruin ones complexion complexionno
no electric lights or cars or automobiles automobilesthreatening automobilesthreatening automobilesthreatening
threatening ones life lIr at every turn and andwhen andwhen andwhen
when I recall those e days I find myself myselfbecoming myselfI myselfbecoming
I becoming garrulous sarrulo tor they did have havea
1 a flavor ftavorthat that is lacking In this th progressive progressiveage progres ive iveI
I age I fancy you would like to hear hearabout boorI hoarabout
I about a strange old custom cu tom peculiar to totho toI tothe
the estate e on which I lived and whichwa whichwas which whichwas
I was I think observed on other estates in inthe InUte Inthe
the South This was the lighting of the theYule theYule theYule
Yule log The hardest hard toughest biggest biggesttr biggesttTH biggesttrO
tr tTH trO e in the forest knotted and gnarled gnarledwas gnllrledwas gnarledW8
was selected for this purpose and as asthe ris risthe asthe
the negroes felled it months of course coursebefore coursebefore coursebefore
before Christmas they would sing of the thegood thepod thegood
good times to con Come The log was then thensoaked Utensoake4 thensoaked
soaked hv h a nearby swamp to make it itslow Itow itslow
slow ow in burning bun g and on Christmas Eve
read French nove novels and jlr pirate iite te Frenchplaya Frenchplays French Frenchplays
plays Every President ought by law tobe tobe to tobe
be allowed to shoot three diplomats fiveSenatorS fiveSenators five fiveSenators
Senators and 5 610 officeseekers In thecourae thecourse the thecourse
course of his tenure of oilke butwe butwe but butwe
we like our Presidents to do UuUn thesbootlng Ute Uteshooting
shooting Un jven en in this Imperfect worlda worldand world worldand
a and the coming ambassador must kllOwt knowthe know knowthe
t the e difference between the President IUtda anda and anda
a grimly bMr bear and pot the bear 1renehmen Frenchnice French Frenchmen ¬
men as a rule are not good snots at all alland oiland all alland
and we w dont want to be made nerOUIiabout nervousabout nervous nervousabout
about our Chief Executive Even Whenwe whenwe when whenwe
we are not attached to him it is troUbleI troublesome trouble troublesome ¬
I some and expensive to unship the rudderotba redderof rudder rudderoC
otba oC the th ship blp of state te and set up a newI newone new newone
one oneOr
I Or fancy what would happen if the auar stiffnecked stiff stiffnecked
r necked belted ean or descendant of thei thebarons the tbebarons
i barons of Runnymede and reprellt representative representativeof tative tativeI
I of Magna Charta and tbe flag on wblellthe whichthe which whichtbe
the sun never sets ta should write the Prea1deftt PreaIdent Prea President ¬
ident a a personal note and taking his life nreIn fifeIn lifein
in his own hands in spite pate of frleDdJyblats friendlyhints friendly friendlyhints
hints from the private secretary and tb tbehlef thechief the thechief
chief of police refuse to sign hIltCJnaearly himselfVlnsearly himself himselfdnsearly
dnsearly yores Ac c Ac c We are JutatandJnc juststanding just juststanding
standing on the brink of a precipice a as anation anation a anation
nation Our foreign relations in fact fact areall areall are areall
all precipices and t the Secretary of State Stateshould Stateabou14 Stateahoul4
abou14 should fly with the C Czar of Russia t tosome to tosome
some secluded spot where governments governmentsand
I and treaties and diplomats are unknoWDwhere unknownwhere unknown unknownwhere
where the wicked cease from troubling troubUqI troublingand troublingand
I and the weary are at rest Nor i is onlythe only onlythe nly nlythe
the state involved The church here asin asin as asin
in France is also nolens volena a factorIn factorin factor factorIn
In these problems Perhaps in order toplease to toplease 0 0pleue
please our Chief Executive in future ItWin Itwill it itwill
will be necessary ry to please his wifeHave wifeHave wife wifeHave
Have we lorp forgotten ttea that history repeatsitae1f repeatsItself repeats repeatsitself
itself There was Cardinal XUaJ1ndanc XUaJ1ndancI Mazarlndinelag Maearin danc dancing ¬
lag his saraband raband before the Queen WhIlethe whilethe while whilethe
the court Jadl ladies Uttered behind a KrMSail screenShall screen screenShall
I Shall we have a Methodist bishop burst1DC bursttug burst burstIng
tug into coon songs and breakdowns attbe atthe at attbe
tbe White House ooA A man may be amaD asuns a aman
man for a that but can he be a bishopwithout bishop bishopwithout hop hopwithoat
without Well one must at be uenetNor discreetNor discreet discreetNor
Nor is this alL There was the little ltttleVNt littlegreat littlegreat
great Frederick who was ruled bytutor by hi hitutor his histutor
tutor who was ruled b by her priest whowas whowas who whowas
was ruled by his cook cook who was ruled byher byher by byher
her lapdog To what complexion shallwe shall shallwe baU baUwe
we come at last Then tlte there is this blueab blueabys blue blueabyss
abyss ab above us Will heaven be ktnc1Xen kln4Men kind kindMen
Men eba change so 0011 II y a Wen dhonneteftW dhonnetegens dhonnete dhonnetegens
gens qui sont Isssc de lean Jour mitier LaRoehefoueaukl LaRochefoucauld La LaRochefoucauld
Rochefoucauld say says At t forty at sixtyat sixty sixtyat xt1 xt1at
at eighty are they alwa always the sameAlter sameAfter same sameAfter
After fifty years of honesty bank cullten cashlees cash cashiers ¬
ten disappear wI with h the funds tired oftaIdD oftaking of oftaking
taking care of Il millions WODa on SL2N 1211 a year aD4twith andwith and andI
I with no 1acreM increase of salary or perquisites perquisitesin
in view An accident t or a bad fall tall and aMwhat andwhat andwhat
what happens After taking an unexpeeted unexpected unex unexpected ¬
pected header or cropper in Rockrftk RockCreek Rock RockCreek
Creek Park Park just suppose tJa the Prdeatelect Presidentelect President Presidentelect
elect and protemporaneoua pro tern poraneous but aUpowerful allpowerful allpow allpowerful ¬
erful erful should take to the flute ute to Byronic ByroaIecoUan Byronlecollars Byroniccollars
collars to writing sentimental vene verse orthe orthe or orthe
the great national tIoaal epic oamouatm on dyspepsia tomounting te temounting
mounting and sailing balloons advocatepajamas advocate advocatepajamas ocate ocatefor
pajamas for street weu weukIaon weardo heaven heiveaknows heavenknows
knows what t Truly the sttumdoa deft h ap apI nppalling ap appalling ¬
palling If tbe European papers are te bee bebelieved be bebelieved
I e believed ved
Agitation AgitationThe A tgItationThe ItRtI n nThe
The truth is that we are a large quar quarrelsome tI1IUoIIw quarrelaome ¬
relsome oIIw kindhearted selfwilled family familywe fIIdITwe familywe
we citisens of these thee United States and andthe aadtask andthe
the task of governing us is no stoecure stoecureOk IIIBeeunoia slneeureO
Ok O some Rb subjects it does seem as thooga thoogawe tfi thoqghwkshould
fi wkshould we should never agree Wasnt it Charles CharlesDudley Iw1 Iw1Dudley chartsDudley
Dudley Warner who saM that tIIaton agftjtffcm agftjtffcmon
on the subject of the colored people peoplewould peoplelNald peoplere1d
would re1d never cease till we bad a bmck bIaektbe bleckwaman bmckwoman
woman ia tbe White House Hf
ChrJtlnnlf ChrJtlnnlfThe CJtrlstssasThe
The dear season that opens heaven Jaca to tous tothe tous
us all filling the little childs eland head with withvisions wltb1G withvisions
visions of bulging bu stockings and Jointed jetataddolls JoIaWddol18 Jointeddolls
dolls dol18 and taking ta the tangles and ruts rutsand rutsBaa rutsand
and lines out of the oldest and saddest saddesthearts a4deItbearta saddesthearts
hearts at t least for the time is close by bynear b bnear bynear
near enough for us all to hear the an angels angeis ¬
gels stag Glory be to God In the Highest Highestand HiPatand Highestand
and on Earth Irth Peace peaee Good Win to Men MenWhen Me MeWhen MenWhen
When when win It come to stay loves lovespeace Ioye Ioyepeace lovespeace
peace and accord between God and man manand ID IDaod manand
and man and his fellowman Think of ofwhat ofwhat ofwhat
what wars cost in blood and money JDODe and andhate an anbate andhate <
hate and desolation and thank God for ferthe forthe 0r 0rthe
the king of love love the prince of peaee peaeeSome teeeSo peaseSome
Some So of us U are tired to death of the tbenobfe tbo1aobIo thenoble
noble art of murdering murftria It But God fc IFHIs in inHis InHis
His world woricl and we move slowly 17 but sorely sorelytoward wrelytowanl surelytoward
toward the only settlement t of any sad all allquestions aUquelltloM 11 11questions
questions kindness justice pity goner generosity 5eIIV08tt7 gonerosity ¬
osity chrIStianIty ChrietlMtityChrlstmxs CbrtaUult7Ohll chrIStianItyChriatnias
Chrlstmxs Ohll tl1UtH Slioppiitg SlioppiitgThere SbOIHllIgThere Slioppist1There
There is an old tale of a lady W wbo wbobegan wIobepa wo wobegan
began to do her her er Christmas o shopping OH OHDecember 011DecelDber onDecember
December 27 of each year But no such suchperson fPICbpeni8R suchperson
person can possibly have ever existedBut existed existedBut
But it would certainly be not at all U a abad abad
bad plan for anybody who ho has a large largeconnection largeecaneedon
connection eoa C family and many friends to toremember toremember toremember
remember to begin be a month or six week weekbeforehand we bbeforebaac1 weeksbeforehand
beforehand The Tbeps shops are really reaU very veryinteresting erylntere8t1n ery eryiMeresting
interesting but the shoppers are more so soThere 10There soThere
There are the wildeyed mideyed people who dont dontknow demtknow dontknow
know what they want want and cant be hehappy bebappy behappy
happy till they get t it it Then there are the theorderly theorderly theorderly
orderly sensible people who have every everyname 8eryname everyname
name the thing thln to be gotten the limit of r
it was brought in by a half dozen of the theyoung OMyoung theyoung
hearth A Aflro AOro Afire
young men and placod on the
fire was built in front of it and lighted lightedwith lightwith lightedwith
with great ceremony and just as long lon as asthat aathat asthat
that log lasted the servantsthey were wereslaves wentlaves wereslaves
slaves at that time timewere were given holiday holidayand hd1ilJayand hdUdaYand
and such dancing and singing and merry merrymaking mrymnklng merrYmaking ¬
making as went on In the negro quarters quarterstor quartersfor quartersfor
for the next week or two twoWe twoVe twoWe
We Ve children were as much excited as astho astho asthe
tho negroes themselves and stole out outo outot of a anight anight anight
night and peered Into the cabin windows windowsto
to watch the fun Sometimes there warn waea waaa warna
a wedding sometimes A christening to tofurther tofurther tofurther
further enliven the holiday but these thesefunctions thesefunctions e efunctions
functions were always conducted with withgreat withgrcat withgreat
great decorum and the white folks were wereinvariably we weInvariably woreinvariably
invariably invited to participate Dear Dearold Dearold Donrold
old days dear old days d 7S1 And madam madamsighed maanmQslgbed madamesighed
One of our English contemporaries is lereeponsiMe isIWponldlllle Isreoponaible
reeponsiMe for the thestatement statement that there therehas therebas thereha
has ha been a slight sll t refrigeration of Anglo AngloAmerican Anc1on AngloAni
American Ani lcan n friendship owing to some sub subtle subUe subtie ¬
tie Ue Imperceptible and unintended pro process procas process ¬
cess which has b placed the two govern governments governIftenta governmeats ¬
meats rather less J in touch to h than they theywere theyere theywore
were ere It is curious to beer that for the thepast thetwo thepast
past two years the British ambassador ambassadorhas ambuudorhas ambassadorhas
has been out of it It and the place placeformerly pJaoeformerly plaoeformerly
formerly occupied by England Jn a seized by bya bya bya
a personal friend of the President Pdent Count CountSpeck CountSpeck CountSpeck
Speck von Sternburg Sterub who 110 combines every everyadvantage everyadYantae everyadvanta4e
advantage was 1 born in Yorkshire speaks apeaksEnglish speaksUSh speaksEnglish
English USh as Idiomatically as an English Englishman Englishman Englishman ¬
man throws himself into the strenuous strenuouslife strenuoUiltre strenuouslife
life cultivates the most expansive style styleof Myl Mylof styleof
of afterdinner oratory with an air of ofgoodfellowship otSOOdfeUowsbJp ofgoodfellowship
goodfellowship which is the more mor effect effective cfteettve effectIve ¬
ive because It is genuine enulne and not mis misleading mIaleadtnc misheading ¬
leading and shows extraordinary staying stayingpower stayingpower taylnXpower
power In the genial 1 employment of shak shaking sbakIn shaklug ¬
lug a countless democracy 11 by uy the hand handThere hanc1There bandThere
There was a time when almost any diplo diplomat tltpkJDat diploInst ¬
mat in Europe was considered good goodenough svodC goodenough
enough C to send ad to Washington Wasbln ton But xi xiMolieres nMoliere UMolieres
Molieres Medicin Malgre Lul said of ofthe oft ofthe
the human heart when In his ignorant ignorantquackery Ignorantquackery Ignorantquackery
quackery be insisted on placing it on the theright theriPt theright
right aide sN and was told that the heart hearthad hearthacI hearthad
had always been on the left Nous ovens avonschanges avODehanpa ovenschanges
changes tout cola AH that is altered alteredIt alteredIt alteredIt
It had begun to simmer in the European Europeanmind Europeanmind Europeanmind
mind and filter hue Int the European brain branteven braineven braineven
even before the Cuban and Philippine Philippinecampaigns Philippineeapalp Philippinecampaigns
campaigns that these United States of ofours ofoun ofours
ours were fine large 1aJ peas But now we weare weare weare
are large golden pumpkins and are aregrown arecrown aregrown
grown In the garden nlen of Heeperides Be and andare an4are andare
are guarded by two dragons dra dragonsthe nathe the people peopleand peopleand peopleand
and the administration admhtratlonbang hang temptingly temptinglyever temptinglyover ly lyftr <
ever ftr tbe wall and are well worth ad admiring adlriDIf admiring ¬
miring lriDIf envying en plucking pluckln The same samejournal ameJournal eameJournal
journal calls us the diplomatic center of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the world which is only not nattering natteringbecause flatteringbecause
because 1 it is true The task of repre representing reprentlq repsseating ¬
seating any an country here is set down oDa as asa asa
a delicate and momentous task Dear DearDear DearDearl learlsr
Dear We e had ne a idea that things were wereas w wu wereas
as bad as that and by no means take takei takeoUlflelves takeourselves
i ourselves so seriously
a notable notabJe event amon among mere me literary literarypeople literalpeople literarypeople
people but when it comes COIn to recover recovering reeoverine recovertag ¬
tag the blue ribbon of diplomacy pre presumably preaumabl1 pieaumably ¬
sumably of the Presidents conferring conferringhe confetTI air airbe
he cannot ride or wield a racket with withhis wltbhis withhis
his rivals for he is i not athletic and andis aJKIIs adIs
is obviously not the man for the tbeplace UaepJaee theplace
place in spite of his h Academic cademlc per performance perfcwaaRee performasee ¬
formance The Holy Roman Empire Empireand Blllplreaad Empireand
and his hi other gifts and talents Ienta The Thetemper Thetemper Thetemper
temper of the government and the thepeople tbepeoPM thepeople
people of the United States Stat Is compara comparatively COIII COIIIthely comparatively ¬
tively of small importance What the theambassador theamdor theambeseador
ambassador has got to do is to please pleasethe p1euethe pleasethe
the President There is but one United UnitedStates Unlte4StatM UnitedStates
States and Roosevelt is 1 its prophet prophetbriefly proJbetbrlefty prophetbriefly
briefly sums up the political situation situationhere attuaUonhere situationhere
here for Europe it seems He because becauseMr becauseMr becauseMr
Mr Roosevelts personality is the thedominating thedomlnaUq thedominating
dominating influence In uence upon the nation nationand nationand nationand
and will remain n dominant no matter matterwho MaUrwbo matterwho
who is elected for a third term Thi Thiis This Thisis Thisis
is serious Nothing can withstand his hteinfluence hisinJIveIMe hisinfluence
influence A successful e8tal ambassador ambassadormust ambassadormust ba ador adorat
must at be adjusted to his temperament temperamentThe temperamentThe
The President is 1 an imperialist in inevery InVery Inevery
every fibre of his being betn He is full of ofa ota ofa
a Blsmarckian Bl directness and vitality vitalityand vitalityand vitalityand
and all purely pedantic or diplomatic diplomaticqualifications diplomaticqualifications diplomaticqualifications
qualifications are useless u in dealing with withhim witbhim withhim
him The Tb navy is expanding Free Freetrade Preetrade Freetrade
trade is dead The only dispute dl pute be between between between ¬
tween parties is as to whether the thetariff thetartC thetariff
tariff should be high or low It will willbe willbe willbe
be well for the new British ambassa ambassador un undol aroheqiadci ¬
dor to be in the fullest possible sym sympathy 8mpathy sympathy ¬
pathy with this temperament He Heought Heongh Heought
ought t to be young vigorous rich and andhis andhis andhis
his wife ought to be a charming hos hostess hostea hostees ¬
tea Poor ambassadors We can canonly cad cadonly castonly
only hope that the President Pre ldent will be becareful becareful becareful
careful in his choice of tunes since sincethese sincetb sincethese
these must een dance to it It and not pipe pipemadly piPmadly p1wmadly
madly like the Pied Piper of Hame Hamelln HameJin Hamtin
tin and that he will be merciful merciful In the thematter tbematter thematter
matter of temperament H W We all like likeand UkeaJut likeand
and honor him for one reason or other othermost otherJUoet othermoot
most of us for many excellent ones onesand onesand onesand
and his friends Just nachelly love lovehim lovebim lovehim
him as they say in Georgia But when whenone whenone whenone
I one thinks think of the difllculty of pleasing pleasinganybody ploaslnranybody pleasinganybody
anybody much or long 10n What a per perspective perspeetlve perspective ¬
spective the whole question opens up upWhat UPWhat upWhat
What a vista of terrible possibilities possibilitiesj
j and absurd impossibilities Think of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the henouae nervousness engendered b by oy using belnabetween beingbetween usingbetween
between the devil and the deep sea seathe sea seathe seathe
the government gov rnment a a diplomat represents representsI repreaentaand representsand
I and the President In matters of liter literary Ifteraq literary ¬
ary taste dress sport character con conduct COnduct conduct ¬
duct amusements amu emetal It would make a awreck areek awreck
wreck reek of any man less intellectually intellectuallysubtle Intel1ectuallyRbtle Intellectuallysubtle
subtle than Maehiavolli aebla oUl a ooward of ofMarshal otManHu ofMarshal
Marshal Ney
Suppose SupposeJust SUltlOSTust SupioaeJust
Just suppose 08e that tho President Presidentshould Presidentshould
should 14 develop a a Democratic fancy for fora fora fora
a sack coat and a rod tie tb for fora a dinner dinnereoatunte dinnercoatume dinnercostume
costume Instead of the dismal toilette toilettenow toilettenow totlettenow
now regarded as 8 correct and conse consecrated conseemecl cosineernied ¬
crated to butlers undertakers and andswells andswells I Iawelb
swells Both are comfortable and andone andone I Ione
one fthe the cravat picturesque picturesqueSuppose plctursqueU1tpoae picturesqueSuppose
Suppose U1tpoae an absentminded absQzitmlmlod rigid rigideffete rlgtdellete rigideete
effete European uropean should get into his hisevening hiscyenlnl hisevening
evening clothes carelessly of long longhabit longhabit longhabit
habit and arriving at the White WhiteHouse TbU ThttHouse TbUHouse
House find himself the only man so sodressed aodrea sodressed
dressed ed at the table and the treaty treatywith trflatvwith treatywith
with the United States government governmentwhich goornment goornmentwhich governmentwhich
which was pending ndlng so much waste wastepaper wutepaper wastepaper
paper in consequence the fury of the theCourt theCourt theCourt
Court of Pumpernickel looming large largebefore largebefore largebefore
before him with A certainty cert8ln of dls dlsgraee dlsAC8 diggraee
graee and dismissal as he shook hands handsand haqad handsand
and d bowed himself out of the terrible terriblepresence terriblepft8eD terriblepresence
presence presenceOr pft8eD pft8eDOr presenceOr
Or suppose the Court of Provence should shouldsend shouldsend sliouksend
send us a man who couldnt shoot any anything anything anything ¬
thing or anybody any od except tho imprudent imprudentperson Imprudentperson imprudentperson
person who rashly went out with him and andwasnt andwasnt andwasnt
wasnt all eyes e when getting over the thefence thefence thefence
fence Fancy such a diplomat booked bookedfor bookedfor bookedfor
for a bear hunt with the President who whocouldnt whocouldnt whocouldnt
couldnt kill him though he might ml ht Wish wt Wishto vtehto h hto
to and whom he might pink at any mo moment moment momeat ¬
ment from sheer nervousness ncrvow 1SS Should we wethen wethen wethen
then cease to be clad in the silks of ofLyons ofLyons
II Lyons YOnS to drink the admirable wines of ofMarseilles oflrIarseUles ofMarseilles
Marseilles exported or adulterated adllltemted to tok
expenditure for each perse panes Tk TN foolish foolishmothers roealllkmothers fDelIskmothers
mothers who drag babies around arouJldc1eneelT the thedensely thedensely
densely crowded aisle of a a department departmentstore departmentslOre departmentstore
slOre store are not wanting waBtin There was a baby babyactually baIt7actually babyactually
actually smothered ht m one of them test testweek 1utweek lastweek
week And the poorest poo t woman can die dispose dl dlpoIIeof diepose ¬
pose poIIeof of her little one among friendly friendlyneighbors frlendlTnet friendlyneighbors
neighbors net 18 for a few horn kevin when it te tereally fareally isreally
really necessary Then the dear gentle gentletranquil entJetraaqult gentletranquil
tranquil old people in whose who ripe expert experience expertence expertsacs ¬
ence rush h and nd crush have been shown to tobe tobe tobe
be dangerous 1fO wander carefully from fromplace fromplace fromplace
place to place pine not hurried at all nor norworried norwrled sotworried
worried wrled nor flurried c choosing this or orthat orthat orthat
that article quietly and paying for it itquietly Itquietly Itquietly
quietly and waiting quietly for t r the thechange theeynp thechange
change These e are they who almost almostsave allDOlltve
save ve the lives IIv of the people behind behindthe beblD4tAe behindthe
the counters and aggravate the red redThere re4There redThere
There are only three golden rules na for forXmas forXmu forXmas
Xmas shopping lIoppIa Buy bt time time buy what whatyou wbatyou whatyou
you can afford and when w la doubt bt as to towhat towhat towhat
what will please plea get a nice book 1J One Oneheirs Onelad Onehears
heirs lad such strange scrap of conversa conversation COD CODtIoIl conrerealion ¬
lion on all sides as for instance instanceJenny lD8taDosJeD InstanceJenny
Jenny J has got one e Dont get that She Shenever Shenever Shenever
never te pleased or grateful no matter matterwhat matterwhat niatterwhat
what yed get her or That pin will willdo wIUdo willdo
do for f r Sarah Its It II cents She te buy buying bu1lna buylag ¬
lag something sos me this minute that thatcost tltatcost thatcost
cost S cents or Five dollars te more morethan aiore aiorethan morethan
than I can afford but it te for the altar altarand altarand altarand
and nothing te good enough for that or orArent ftrAnmt OrArent
Arent inlaws awtnt to shop > for TV TVdone rYe rYee rvedone
done e seven but Ive got to remember rememberabout remeMberabout remsnberabout
about seventeen of em emN M or Oh Oh if I only onlyknew Oldyknew onlyknew
knew what would please my husband husbandIt
It is so o hard to get anything for a man manWhen mallWhea manWhen
When he was a bachelor he got more moreslippers more8Uppen moreslippers
slippers than if he was a centipede and andnow an4DOW andnow
now he never gets a aJfr pair Well Wen maybe maybeslippers maybeIppen maybeslippers
slippers Ippen would do for one present One Onegirl Oneairl Onegirl
girl was saying Yi to another Dont you youget youget u upt
get conceited and send your young u man manyour JDDyour manyour
your photo If yon want ut to please pies him himSend himhim hissSend
Send him a box of Havana cigars You Youwill Youwill
I will Well youll just make the mistake mistakeof
of your life IIf I know em Another Anotherpulled Anetberpulled Anotherpulled
pulled her old father away forcibly in the theact theact theact
act of buying a bright green necktie for forhimself forhIlf forhimself
himself saying Jiftl You dont want that thatAt tlUttAt thatAt
At your age My 1 goodness Besides you youcame 7011came youcaine
came to buy things for other oth r people peopleAnd peopleAJId peopleAnd
And you havent got a thing for Paul Pauland Pauland uI uIand
and Letty and Amy and Jean yet I Idont Iout Idont
dont believe youve you bought a thing yet yetworth yet1IfOItIa yetworth
worth having baYb not a thing To which whichwith wblebwltb whichwith
with a wink wlak the cheerful old soul at ex exclaimed exclaimed esclaimed ¬
claimed Yes I have Ive got a a six sixteenpound 1IIxteeDpoaad sixteespound ¬
teenpound turkey a a pair of ducks ducaa and anda anda
a basket of champagne cham If If I dont dontmid dotibid dontand
mid something hl for Ted In this store I Ithall Ibll Irhalt
thall bll be almost crazy Ive walked the thecity thecity thecIty
city of Washington over looking for an anedition antJon anedition
edition tJon of Italian songs printed wInted a hun hundred hUD4red bundred ¬
dred years ago and couldnt t get them
and there isnt time enough to order orderanything orckrA7thIDc orderanything
anything clamors one woman W My ityWhere MyWhere MyWhere
Where ta that watch tell I bought usJat for Joe JoeI JoeI JoeI
I certainly had It in my muff Jad and now nowIt BOWIt nowIt
It te i gene No here it Is m Sa between the tbelining theIiDbaa theUniug
lining and the mutt m Ob what a a sweet sweetthing IlWeetthiq sweotthing
thing for mother Dont you think she shewill IIbewil shewill
will wil be pleased She loves shawls shaw and andlilac andUlac andiliac
lilac Is her favorite color murmurs a alovely alovelr
lovely 101 girl tri to a sympathetic clerk Ill Illtake rntake Illtake
take that red ball for the babys bys stock stockragoh etockhIaott Mocklugoh
ragoh rm sorry but I cant I Ihavent Ibavt Ihavent
havent got a a cent left Oh its It only i 6eentr iceAU icents
cents and I cant get down town t 1m 1mCouldat again againCouldnt againCouldat
Couldat I pay you after Christmas I Ijust IJut Ijust
just must have that ball for my paper paperstocking peperstocJdnclor paperstockingfor
stocking stocJdnclor for my baby says say a beaming beamingfriendly beamtncfr1en41y beamingfriendly
friendly mother in dWculties Well WellFve WelLrve Wellrye
rye got 9tt 1 left Charley gave Te me meto IS ISto fato
to buy presents with this t morning momi But ButIm ButIm ButIni
Im not going iig to sprad t it all that way I
tell you rm m going going to get myself a set setof setof setof
of ermine with It the handsome young youngmatron JOW1Cmatron youngmatron
matron at the jewelry counter confided confidedte
to her friend Theres There lots of nature naturehuman AatUft AatUftbuman flaturehuman
human nature natu natureamong among the Christmas Christmasshoppers Chrt8UDa8sboppena Christmasshoppers
shoppers to be sure ure Yet nothing to towhich towldeh towhich
which you cannot add and love there therewith therewith therewith ¬
with To buy something for O > and andsend and8eDd andsend
send it early expecting ex to get back an another another another ¬
other thing worth 5S i te just setting t1al a aprat aapI1I asirst
apI1I prat t to catch cat h a herring To pay te grief griefand gristand
and 4 woe woe thanks to ample ccedit and a atweet aweet atweet
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The announcement that the Right Hon HenJames HonJ HonJamal
James J Bryce is to be the next British BritishAmbassador BrlttshAmba BritishAmbassador
Ambassador Amba ltdor at t Washington has been beencordially beencordially beencordially
cordially received by a nation don whose con constitutional constitutional constitutional ¬
stitutional history ry he has done so much muchto muchto muchto
to illustrate While professor of Roman Romantew tomanJaw Itomanlaw
Jaw at Oxford Mr Bryce gave to the theworld theworW theworld
world his Holy Roman Empire whichIaeed whichplaced which whichplaced
placed Iaeed him at once among mon the great greatthinkers grttblakera greatthinkers
thinkers of modern time tsac Then far years yearshe yearsbe yearshe
he devoted himself to the composition compositionof
of rbe The American Commonwealth vie visiting vieitIi Ja JaItJnc ¬
iting itIi nearly every State in the Union Unionwhite UnionwbU Unionwhile
white collecting the materials for the thefirst theAr thefirst
first systematic commentary C dmeatary ever made madeby madeby madeby
by an 11 Englishman En labnNln upon our Federal FederalConstitution FederalCoD8tltuUoa FederalConstItution
Constitution The result was what all allthe alltlM allthe
the world expected epecttda profound and far farreaching farreacbln farreachIng
reaching exposition an opposition at atonce atonce atoem
once philosophical and practical such suchan suchan suthan
an exposition as could have been n pro produced prodUC produced ¬
duced only by an experienced statesman statesmanand statesmanand statesmanand
and a veteran scholar TIlt success of ofthis oftills ofthig
this great work was inevitable fore foreordained foreordained foreordained ¬
ordained ordainedStrangely ordainedStrang ordainedStrangrly
Strangely Strang ly enough a few weeks after afterits afterits afterits
its appearance appaar nce there was published at atBoston atBoston atBoston
Boston the first exposition of the Eng English Bugfish ¬
fish Constitution COD tJtutlon ever made by an Amer American American Americon ¬
ican At that time Hannts Taylor was wasan wasan wasan
an unknown man When his now fa famous famous a aIfloug ¬
mous work appeared Prof Rufus King Kingof KinSo Kingof
of o the Cincinnati Law School said 1 I
cannot help congnttulatrog coa tulatlDg our country countryupon COUAtryupon countryupon
upon the singular cotncMence that m ht re return re return return ¬
turn for Mr Bryces Dry tribute to the theAmerican UteAmerican theAmerican
American Commonwealth you have haveso hayeO haveno
so quickly responded with your profound profoundanalysis profoundanalysis profoundanalysis
analysis of The Origin and Grewth of ofthe oftJae ofthe
the English h Constitution I remember remembernothing rememberIIOUdIlC remembernothing
nothing like it in the history of letters lettersNothing 1ettersN lettersNothing
N Nothing thlnr seemed more improbable improba e in inview Inview inview
view of English conservatism CO HlYatlsm than the thesuccess theu thesuccess
success u of o Mr Taylors work in the Brit British BrltI BittInk ¬
Ink Isles But it moved m vetl steadily on onMontague onIont onMontague
Montague ue Burrows Bur1O professor of modern modernhistory modemhi8tory modernhistory
history at Oxford O ton1 was prompt to de deI declare dodare
I clare dare that No other book exhibits so soclear 10clear soclear
clear a view of the Engiteh Constitution Constitutionbroadening ConstitutIonbroadening Constitutionbroadening
broadening down from precedent to prec precedent preeedent precideaL
edent Soon the University of Dublin Dublinby Dublinby Dublinby
by a formal vote of its senate mate adopted it itas Itas
as 5 a textbook in preference to the Eng English EngU ag aghalt ¬
halt U k books at the same time conferring conferringupon oonferrl oonferrlupon conferringupon
upon Its author Its honorary LLD The Thelong Thelong Thelong
long thereafter the University of Edin Edinburgh Edlnbut1h EdInburgh ¬
burgh extended the same recognition No NoAmerican NoAmerIcan NoAmerican
American law book has ever had more moredistinguished moredUn moredistinguished
distinguished dUn 15bed recognition in the British BritishIsles BritishIsles BritishIsles
Isles The fact that the eighth edition editionhas editionI editionhas
has just been announced annouuce is conclusive conclusiveevidence conoluatveevIc1enee conclusiveevidence
evidence of the fact of Its wide recogni recognition reeogtltIOR recoynition ¬
I tion throughout the Englishspeaking Englishspeakingworld BalgltehspeakfngWorJd EnglishspeakIngworld
world It Is pleasing to know that The TheAmerican TheAmerican
American Commormealth nnd uTbe uTbeOrigin The TheOrigin TheOrigin
IAmerican Origin and Growth of the English Consti Constitution Con Constitutlon tI tItutton ¬
tution have had equal recognition in the theUritish theDritlsh theBritish
British Isles and in the United States
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the same place Sept 2C 2 148 i4 Ann AnnWian ADnWhan AnnWInn
Wian daughter of Edward Winn and amihis Adhi andhis
his hi wife lfe Joanna who was born bornabout bornaboat bornabout
about 126 and died prior > rior to Kay I I1I2
112 111 Their son sonAaron 8Onnron sontnron
Aaron nron Cleveland a carpenter and andfarmer aMfarmer andfarmer
farmer and soldier In King Philips PhIlBwar ThIlipswar Philipswar
war was born In Woburn Mass Jan JanIL
19 IL 1C545 and died in the same place placeSept placeSepL pLaceSept
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son daughter of John Wilson and hie hiewife binwife hiewife
wife Hannah James who was born bornJan bornJaa bornJan
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Mass M Nov 2S I 1714 Their son sonCant 8011Cwt sonCapt
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cornet lieutenant and d captain was wasborn wuborn wasborn
born in Woburn WoburnMaa Mass July S IfM IfMand III IIIaD4I 1110and
and died in 176B He married in Wo Woburn Weburn 0 0bur ¬
burn bur Jan Ja 1 17112 l71 Abigail AW Jl Waters Watersdaughter Watersdaultter Watersdaughter
daughter of Samuel Waters and his hiswife hIwife hiswife >
wife Mary ry Hudson on who was born in inWoburn InWoburn InWoburn
Woburn Nov 21 lOU and died Jan Jan17f
6 17f 1711 1 Their son sonItev son sonU son15ev
Itev U Aaron Jrln Cleveland was born Oct Oct111i
1715 171 and died in Philadelphia Pa PaAug P PAuK PaAug
Aug 11 17S7 He was Yo graduated from fromHarvard fromHarvard frontHarvard
Harvard in 173 1715 was first a Congrega ¬
and was u aent1y
July 28 Sf 2 1755 17 ordained a priest by byBishop byBihop byBishop
I Bishop Sherlock Sh rloek of London He mar married married marned ¬
ried in 1728 1TZ Susannah Porter daugh daughter dauChter daughter ¬
ter of Rev Aaron Porter and his wife wifeSusanna wifeSusanAa wifeSusanna
Susanna Sewell who was born in inMedford InKe inXedford
Medford Ke for4 Mass JIaa in 1718 111 and died 1n 1nSalem 1DSalem InSalem
Salem Jlu8 Mass in 1788 171 or 1788 178 Their Theirson Theirsoa Theirson
son sonItev soane
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1744 and died in New Haven Conn ConnSept ConnSept ConsSept
Sept 21 1815 He married first first April
12 1 1788 1718 171 AbUh bllah Hyde only daughter daughterof
of Capt JameK Hyde of Norwich NorwichConn NorwichCoua NorwIchCons
Cons and nd his wife wtt Sarah Marshall Marshallwho KaraIlaJlwbo Marshallwho
who was born in 1741 and died in Nor Norwich Norwich Norwish ¬
wich Aug A 23 17S8 He learned learnedand learnedand learnedand
and for a long < time pursued the trade tradeof tra4ee tradeof
of e hatter In I 1784 be served ed for es six sixmonths sixJDontbs sixmonths
months in tbe British army arm and in
1779 was a member eJaber of the Connecticutlegislature Connecticut Cosieeticutlq1slature Connecticutlegislature
legislature At the age of fiftythree fiftythreehe
he was licensed to preach and subse subsequently subHqueatJy subsequently ¬
quently became prominent prOIl DeBt in the min ministry situistry In In11It1T ¬
istry He wrote poems essays eu lectures lecturesand Jeeturcsa lectureand
and a sermons upon all the prominent prominentsubjects ptOmmeatsubject prominentsubjects
subjects of the day dayociaJ social political politicali potltlca1n4 politicaland
i and n4 religious His son 8010
IJencOu Den cou WHIinm nnnm Cleveland CIc elnncl was born bornin bornIn bornin
in Norwkh Costa Coan Dec 26 6 1779 and anddied andcJifd anddied
died at Black Rock Rock N Y Aug Aa 18 IItin 1 1IUT
tin He H was a silversmith watch watelaMak watchmaker watchmaker ¬
maker Mak and cloekmaker and resided in inNorwich InMorwtcla inNorwich
Norwich Cons CODII and Worthington WorthingtonMasa Worthln1rloaMaaL WorthingtonMass
Mass but most of his life at Bean Hill Hillan HUIaD Hiltan
an outskirt of the th former place He Hemarried HemarrlecJ Hemarried
married Dec 11 173 Margaret arpret Falley Falleyof FaDeyot Fahleyof
of Westfield We UIldau Mass daughter of Rich Richard Richard Richard ¬
ard Falley and his wife Margaret MargaretHitchcock Xarpretmtcheock MargaretHitchcock
Hitchcock who was born Nov IK IKt7 lince Tht7
nce t7 and died at Black Rock Roe Aug An U 10 1018v
18 18v 184 Their son sonllev aoa aoalle son1te
llev lle Illclinrd Falley Ilalle Cleveland was wasborn waabora wasborn
born in Norwich Cons June June 19 1804 1804and 11tHand 1304and
and died in Holland Patent N Y Oct OctJ
1 1853 ll l He was graduated duated from rro Yale Yalein Yalein
in 1824 18 4 studied divinity at Princeton PrincetonTheological PrineetoftTheological a aThM
Theological ThM 1 Seminary and became pas pastor pu putor psiins ¬
tor of various churches in Virginia VlrctDlaNew VIrginiaNew VirginiaNew
New Jersey and New York He mar married married married ¬
ried in Baltimore M4 Sept 10 1829 1829Ann U 13Ann I IADn
Ann Neal daughter du hter of Abner Neal and andhis aa4bl andhis
his bl wife Barbara Reel who was born bornFeb boraFb bornFeb
Feb 4 106 and nd died at Holland HollandPatent HoUallPateftt HollandPatent
Patent > Y July If 1882 188 Their son sonGrovcr sonGrover n nGrcncr
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In Jaiwary 981 i James F Hood esq esqsubmitted esqUed esqsubmItted
submitted Ued to tile Columbia Historical So Society Socfety Soclety ¬
ciety of this dry a preliminary report reportspecial II IIa8JHda1 > f fapecial
special committee on Old District Dt tlit Fami Families FamHen ¬
lies 11 It was based be on a sugir su suggostlon < sUon sUon made madein madein
in 1 1888 that the society should undertake undertaketo untJertaktoeolJectand undertaketocoliectand
to toeolJectand collect and collate all tbe material which whicdit whienIt whichIt
it could obtain on the subject of old oldfamilies oldfaJDi1les oldfamilies
families resident in the District of Colum Columbia ColumJDteDdIn Columbin ¬
bin in Intending tendlna thereby to include all who wholived wholived wholived
lived within its limits at any time down downto donto downto
to the year 1809 1 when the city of Washmaton WashIngton Wash Washington ¬
ington became the artual seat of the gov government go goernment government ¬
ernment of the Unit Cnlted sd States The fol following to tolo11nl folowing ¬
lowing winter a committee composed com of ofMessrs otMeutL ofMesare
Messrs W B Bryan Hugh T Taggart Vaggartand Taggartand Taggartand
and Lewis J Davis was appointed ta tadecide t tdecide tdecIde
decide upon the best be t method of securing securingtbe flecurtngthe securingthe
the requisite data and an advertisement adxertisementwas adrti mfr t twas
was inserted by them U m in the public prints printscalling printealUnc printscalling
calling upon the descendants of our old oldfamilies olrtfamilia cliifamilies
families for assistance in the th prosecu prosecution prolltCUI prosecuton ¬
I ton of the important work Mr Hood Hoodin HOOlu HooJIn
in his hi report just referred to stated Bta ted that thatIn tha thtIn t tIn
In response to this thl advertisement adverts > ment be had hadreceired ha hareceived hadreceIved
received more than 206 communication communicationmany ct11munlcatlonmany crnmunlcaUonsmany
many of them of great value It seems seemshowever seemboweTer seemshowever
however that the information rec received tved in inthis Inthta Inthis
this and other ways wax not deemed deemedsufficiently demtflsuOletly deemrlsufficiently
sufficiently complete to warrant its publi publication publJeatioD publlcation ¬
cation and as yet tt nothing bearing on this thisimportant th thsImportant g gImportant
important scheme has yet as far as we weknow weknow weknow
know appeared in print We e beg g leave 8V m msuggest t tWgge tosuggest
suggest to the members of the Colonial ColonialHistorical ColonialHIstorical ColonialHistorical
Historical Society that no matter mat ter how howmuch howmuch bowmuch
much labor may be bestowed upon such suchventure a aventure aventure
venture it will will in the nature of thing thingnever thingInever thingenever
never reach a stage of more than approxi approximate approximate approximate ¬
mate completeness and that therefore It Umight Itmlfbt Itmight
might be well to publish the facts al already Already already ¬
ready collected by this committee even eventhough enntbeup eventhough
though they may be fragmentary In form formSuch form9UeIt formSuch
Such a course would tend to elicit much muchadditional muchaclditlonal muchadditional
additional data of o a valuable character characterand characterD4 characterand
and stimulate a healthful and helpful In Interest Interest interesi ¬
terest in the labors of the committee committeecordIaJIy Wo Wocordially Wacordially
cordially invite any member or members membersof rnembe rnembeof
of this committee to express Its views viewson viewson 1ewsou
on this suggestion In the columns of thi thiDepartment thiDepa this thisDepartmsstand <
Department Depa Departmsstand tmeat and we beg that none of them therawill themWill thetawill
will charge us with oftdonsness o in ex expressing txour cxpressing ¬
pressing our own views thus candidly on onthis OIlthis on onlists
this Interesting subject bjed
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ancestors of ofJoIaa John Wins whO went ot from fromVirglaU fromVb1rtaia fromVirginia
Virginia to Kentucky about 1798 and andfrom andflOlft andfrom
from Kentucky to Pretty Franc Cham Champaign Champalp Champaigit ¬
paign County Ohio about 1802 lIO His Hisancestors HI HIaneeston liiancestors
ancestors came from Wales where his hisname hige hisname
name e was variously spelled Ue4 Winn or orWinne orWi orWinue
Winne Wi or Wynne J W R RIS
Walker married Charity Stevens Steve s in in1M1
1M1 te Ctermont N H H I desire t tknow tknow to toknow
know where the former was born and andIfred antilived
lived 1 before be was married E E P W WH
H BOTTS DOTTSWbo Who was the father fatherwhat fatherwhat > r rwhat
what was the maiden Idea name of the themother theotber themother
mother and who was the grandfather grandfatherof
of the Hon Ho John Minor Butts the Vir Virginia Yir1Jda ir irginis ¬
ginia statesman J W B Rt
21 HUTCHINSON H HVTCHTNSONChIL n1t Ncan Can you give giveme gl giveme 6 6me
me any information in regard to toWheeler toWheeler toWheeler
Wheeler Ilutchinson great areatndfathtr areatndfathtrof grandfather grandfatherof
of Sarah Bromley who came came from Eng England Enland Ensland ¬
land about the time that the Pilgrims Pilgrimslanded PilgrImsJaJKle4 Pilgrimslanded
landed t Be n settled tt1ed in Connecticut Also Alsoplease AJsoplea Alsopleas
please plea tell me ID if there is I a Colonial ColonialDame ColonialDae ColonialDame
Dame Society in I Washington and what whatconstitutes whatutatea whatconstitutes
constitutes eligibility to be a member memberM memberJIlL
8 i BELCHER DELCHERIn In addition to in information inrorttoa Information ¬
formation already given we add that a apaper apaper apaper
paper by It l Alfred 1f1oed Baylies Page on onSome on90ll1e ottSome
Some Graduates of Harvard College Collegeappears Collgpappears Collegeappears
appears In rbe The Dedbam Mass His Historical Historlea1 Historleat ¬
torical Register for January 1393 and andcontains ftnleontalD8 anteontala
contains valuable data respecting the thegenealogy thegeneale thegenealogy
genealogy of the Belcher family lamil It Itwa Itwas Itwas
was wa reprinted reprlat in pamphlet form and anilcan anlcan andcan
can possibly be supplied WU1 pplled by the Ded Dedham Dedham Dedhans
ham Historical Society Soclet7t
2 21 t BOTTS BOTTSTbe The Hon John Minor MinorBotts MinorBotts MinorPotts
Botts 0f f Culpeper County Va was wasborn wasborn wasborn
born In Dumfries Dumfrl Prince William WilliamCounty WflliamCounty WilliamCounty
County Va Sept 18 II 1 1802 married marriedMary marriEdMary marriedMary
Mary Whiting IUna Blair daughter of Archi Archibald Archibald Arehibait ¬
bald Blair and died Jan 8 18 1S19 9 He Hewas Hewas Hewas
was a son of Benjamin Botts an aneminent anemlnfnt aneminent
eminent lawyer of Richmond Va who whowith whowith whowith
with his hi wife Jane Tyler of Dumfries Dumfriesperished Dumfegperl lumfslesperished
perished perl at the burning bunt of the Rich Richmond Richmood Richinond ¬
mood Theater Dee 21 1811 This Ben Benjamin Btnjamln Benjamin ¬
jamin was a son of Thomas Botts who whoprobably whoprobably whoprobably
probably lived in the vicinity of Rich Richmond Ricbmond RIchmond ¬
21 HUTCHINSON IllTTCHINSONWe We fear your yourstatements yourslatement yourstatements
statements as well as your our genera generations gtneratlon generatlons ¬
tions tlon are somewhat som what confused COntu ed We are areat at atat areat
at least tolerably well acquainted with withthose withtho withthose
those Pilgrim gentlemen and ladies as nswell aswell aswell
well as their contemporaries and ws wshasard W Whaard weisasarti
hasard the prediction redleUon that no one will willever wlllevtr willever
ever be able to prove that any Wheeler uWheeltrHutchinson WheelerHutchinson WheelerHutchinson
Hutchinson came to New England Englandabout Eng1 Englandabout nd ndfbout
about the time named nor anywhere anywherenear anywh anywherenear rt rtnear
near that time We shall han doubtle doubtlesurprise doubt1esurprise doubtIes doubtIessurprise
surprise the author of this query by bystating bystating bystating
stating that a certain Wheeler Hutch Hutchinson Hutchinson HutchinneR
inson was not the greatgrandfather greatgrandfatherbut
but only the happy we hope husband husbandof
of ud Ids Farah Brumbly Bru ly that they both bothlived bothlived bothlived
lived in Preston Pr ton Conn and that they theywere the thewere theywere
were married March 8 17 1i86 86 a small smallmatter smallmatter smallmatter
matter of Itt 1 years after the Pilgrims Pilgrimsgot PilgrimsKot Pilgrimsgot
got their feet t wet on Plymouth Ph mouth Rock RockDont RockDont RockDont
Dont let l t the sp s spelling llinff of the wifes wifesname wifesname wifesname
name annoy you ou They spelled proper propernames propername propernames
names in all sorts of ways In those thoseearly tboaeearly thoseearly
early times

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