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Marse Henry, Complete An Autobiography   By: (1840-1921)

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[Illustration: Henry Watterson (About 1908)]

"Marse Henry"

An Autobiography

By Henry Watterson


"Mansfield," 1919

A mound of earth a little higher graded: Perhaps upon a stone a chiselled name: A dab of printer's ink soon blurred and faded And then oblivion that that is fame!



Chapter the First

I Am Born and Begin to Take Notice John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson James K. Polk and Franklin Pierce Jack Dade and "Beau Hickman" Old Times in Washington

Chapter the Second

Slavery the Trouble Maker Break Up of the Whig Party and Rise of the Republican The Key Sickle's Tragedy Brooks and Sumner Life at Washington in the Fifties

Chapter the Third

The Inauguration of Lincoln I Quit Washington and Return to Tennessee A Run a bout with Forest Through the Federal Lines and a Dangerous Adventure Good Luck at Memphis

Chapter the Fourth

I Go to London Am Introduced to a Notable Set Huxley, Spencer, Mill and Tyndall Artemus Ward Comes to Town The Savage Club

Chapter the Fifth

Mark Twain The Original of Colonel Mulberry Sellers The "Earl of Durham" Some Noctes Ambrosianæ A Joke on Murat Halstead

Chapter the Sixth

Houston and Wigfall of Texas Stephen A. Douglas The Twaddle about Puritans and Cavaliers Andrew Johnson and John C. Breckenridge

Chapter the Seventh

An Old Newspaper Rookery Reactionary Sectionalism in Cincinnati and Louisville The Courier Journal

Chapter the Eighth

Feminism and Woman Suffrage The Adventures in Politics and Society A Real Heroine

Chapter the Ninth

Dr. Norvin Green Joseph Pulitzer Chester A. Arthur General Grant The Case of Fitz John Porter

Chapter the Tenth

Of Liars and Lying Woman Suffrage and Feminism The Professional Female Parties, Politics, and Politicians in America

Chapter the Eleventh

Andrew Johnson The Liberal Convention in 1872 Carl Schurz The "Quadrilateral" Sam Bowles, Horace White and Murat Halstead A Queer Composite of Incongruities

Chapter the Twelfth

The Ideal in Public Life Politicians, Statesmen and Philosophers The Disputed Presidency in 1876 The Persona and Character of Mr. Tilden His Election and Exclusion by a Partisan Tribunal

Chapter the Thirteenth

Charles Eames and Charles Sumner Schurzand Lamar I Go to Congress A Heroic Kentuckian Stephen Foster and His Songs Music and Theodore Thomas

Chapter the Fourteenth

Henry Adams and the Adams Family John Hay and Frank Mason The Three Mousquetaires of Culture Paris "The Frenchman" The South of France

Chapter the Fifteenth

Still the Gay Capital of France Its Environs Walewska and De Morny Thackeray in Paris A Pension Adventure

Chapter the Sixteenth

Monte Carlo The European Shrine of Sport and Fashion Apocryphal Gambling Stories Leopold, King of the Belgians An Able and Picturesque Man of Business

Chapter the Seventeenth

A Parisian Pension The Widow of Walewska Napoleon's Daughter in Law The Changeless A Moral and Orderly City

Chapter the Eighteenth

The Grover Cleveland Period President Arthur and Mr. Blaine John Chamberlin The Decrees of Destiny

Chapter the Nineteenth

Mr. Cleveland in the White House Mr. Bayard in the Department of State Queer Appointments to Office The One Party Power The End of North and South Sectionalism

Chapter the Twentieth

The Real Grover Cleveland Two Clevelands Before and After Marriage A Correspondence and a Break of Personal Relations

Chapter the Twenty First

Stephen Foster, the Song Writer A Friend Comes to the Rescu His Originality "My Old Kentucky Home" and the "Old Folks at Home" General Sherman and "Marching Through Georgia"

Chapter the Twenty Second

Theodore Roosevelt His Problematic Character He Offers Me an Appointment His Bonhomie and Chivalry Proud of His Rebel Kin

Chapter the Twenty Third

The Actor and the Journalist The Newspaper and the State Joseph Jefferson His Personal and Artistic Career Modest Character and Religious Belief

Chapter the Twenty Fourth

The Writing of Memoirs Some Characteristics of Carl Shurz Sam Bowles Horace White and the Mugwumps

Chapter the Twenty Fifth

Every Trade Has Its Tricks I Play One on William McKinley Far Away Party Politics and Political Issues

Chapter the Twenty Sixth

A Libel on Mr... Continue reading book >>

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