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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 7: he wanders. (search)
s for his work. He took a bee line through the woods for the town of Erie, thirty miles off, on the shores of the great lake. He had exhausted the smaller towns; Erie was the last possible move in that corner of the board; and upon Erie he fixed his hopes. There were two printing offices, at that time, in the place. It was a the had changed her opinion; and to this hour the good lady cannot bring herself to speak otherwise than kindly of him, though she is a stanch daughter of turbulent Erie, and must say, that certain articles which appeared in the Tribune during the war did really seem too bad from one who had been himself an Eriean. But then, he gave no more trouble in the house than if he had'nt been in it. Erie, famous in the Last War but one, as the port whence Commodore Perry sailed out to victory—Erie, famous in the last war of all, as the place where the men, except a traitorous thirteen, and the women, except their faithful wives, all rose as on man against the Ra