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"Swingin Round the Cirkle." His Ideas Of Men, Politics, And Things, As Set Forth In His Letters To The Public Press, During The Year 1866.   By: (1833-1888)

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"SWINGIN ROUND THE CIRKLE."

BY

PETROLEUM V. NASBY,

LATE PASTOR OF THE CHURCH OF THE NEW DISPENSATION, CHAPLAIN TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, AND P.M. AT CONFEDERATE × ROADS, KENTUCKY.

HIS IDEAS OF

MEN, POLITICS, AND THINGS,

AS SET FORTH IN HIS LETTERS TO THE PUBLIC PRESS, DURING THE YEAR 1866.

Illustrated by Thomas Nast.

BOSTON: LEE AND SHEPARD. 1867.

DEDIKASHUN UV THIS BOOK.

TO

ANDROO JOHNSON,

THE PRIDE AND HOPE UV DIMOCRISY,

Who hez bin Alderman uv his native village, Guvner uv his State, Member uv the lower house uv Congress, And likewise uv the Senit, Vice President and President, and might hev bin Diktater, But who is, nevertheless, a Humble Individooal; Who hez swung around the entire cirkle uv offishl honor, without feelin his Oats much; The first public man who considered my services worth payin for;

AND TO

ALEX. W. RANDALL, POSTMASTER GENRAL,

His most devoted Servant, Whose autograph adorns my Commishn ez Postmaster, This Volume

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDIKATED.

CONTENTS.

PREFIS, OR INTERDUCTRY CHAPTER I. AFTER THE NEW JERSEY ELECTION II. CONVERSES WITH GENERAL MCSTINGER III. A REMARKABLE DREAM IV. A CHANGE OF BASE KENTUCKY V. ABOLITION IN KENTUCKY VI. A CONVERSATION WITH A KENTUCKIAN VII. A VISION SPIRIT OF ANDREW JACKSON VIII. A PLAN FOR UP BUILDING THE DEMOCRACY IX. A VISION OF THE NEXT WORLD X. A SONNET XI. THE SITUATION THE DEMOCRACY WARNED XII. THE PRESIDENT'S 22D OF FEBRUARY SPEECH XIII. A WARNING XIV. REFUSES TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT XV. THE PATRIARCHAL SYSTEM XVI. A DREAM XVII. A KENTUCKY TEA PARTY XVIII. A CRY OF EXULTATION XIX. A WAIL OF ANGUISH XX. MOURNFUL VIEW OF THE SITUATION XXI. A PSALM OF GLADNESS XXII. A DISCOURSE UPON THE NIGGER XXIII. WORKINGS OF THE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU XXIV. PRESIDES AT A CHURCH TRIAL XXV. MEETING TO INDORSE GEN. ROSSEAU XXVI. PREACHES THE "PRODIGAL SON" XXVII. A PLEASANT DREAM XXVIII. THE REWARD OF VIRTUE XXIX. THE CONVOCATION AT PHILADELPHIA XXX. THE GREAT PRESIDENTIAL EXCURSION XXXI. THE PRESIDENTIAL TOUR CONTINUED XXXII. END OF THE PRESIDENTIAL TOUR XXXIII. AT HOME AGAIN XXXIV. THE CLEVELAND CONVENTION XXXV. AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE XXXVI. THE OCTOBER ELECTIONS XXXVII. MR. NASBY'S OPINION ON THE CAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S DEFEAT XXXVIII. ANDREW JOHNSON PRESIDENT OR KING? XXXIX. A CABINET MEETING XL. SERMON ON THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS XLI. A FEW LAST WORDS

PREFIS,

OR

INTERDUCTRY CHAPTER.

There is a vacancy in the mind uv the public for jist sich a book ez this, else it had never bin published. There is a vacancy in my pockit for the money I am to reseeve ez copy rite, else I hed never slung together, in consecootive shape, the ijees wich I hev from time to time flung out thro the public press, for the enlitenment uv an ongrateful public and the guidance uv an obtoose Dimocracy.

I didn't put these thots uv mine upon paper for amoozement. There hezn't bin anythin amoozin in Dimocrisy for the past five years, and the standard bearers, the captins uv fifties and hundreds, the leaders uv the hosts, hev hed a ruther rough time uv it. Our prominence made us uncomfortable, for we hev bin the mark uv every writer, every orator, ez well ez uv every egg thrower, in the country. When that gileless patriot, Jeems Bookannon, retired to private life, regretted by all who held office under him, Dimocracy felt that she wuz entrin upon a period uv darknis and gloom... Continue reading book >>




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