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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 17: the Tribune's second year. (search)
harles Dickens defended the editor travels visits Washington, and sketches the Senators at Mount Vernon at Niagara a hard hit at Major Noah. The Tribune, as we have seen, was started as a pennis, heart. In the summer of 1842, Mr. Greeley made an extensive tour, visiting Washington, Mount Vernon, Poultney, Westhaven, Londonderry, Niagara, and the home of his parents in Pennsylvania, fromner pompous and inflated, in matter empty, in conceit a giant, in influence a cipher! From Mount Vernon, Mr. Greeley wrote an interesting letter, chiefly descriptive. It concluded thus:—Slowly, pest of the mighty dead to the turmoil of the restless living—from the solemn sublime repose of Mount Vernon to the ceaseless intrigues, the petty strifes, the ant-hill bustle of the Federal City. Each aims exalted, the pulse of the American quickened and his aspirations purified by a visit to Mount Vernon! From Niagara, the traveller wrote a letter to Graham's Magazine: Years, said he,