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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 7: he wanders. (search)
ey Astonishes the draught players goes to Erie, Pa. interview with an editor becomes a journeyman in the office description of Erie the Lake his generosity to his father his New clothes no ok a bee line through the woods for the town of Erie, thirty miles off, on the shores of the great l still lives who saw the weary pedestrian enter Erie, attired in the homespun, abbreviated and stockthe same old stick. The country frequenters of Erie were then, and are still, particularly rustic ibeautiful because it approached it. The City of Erie is merely a square mile of this level land, closs to the best advantage, is worth a journey to Erie. Two sides of The Park are occupied by the prin land at either extremity, forms the harbor of Erie, and gives to that part of the lake the effect s. It is said, by one who worked beside him at Erie, that he could tell the name, post-office addrer his personal expenses during his residence at Erie, the sum of six dollars! Of the remainder of hi[6 more...]
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 8: arrival in New York. (search)
reer here in circumstances that gave no promise of future eminence. But among them all, it is questionable whether there was one who on his arrival had so little to help, so much to hinder him, as Horace Greeley. Of solid cash, his stock was ten dollars. His other property consisted of the clothes he wore, the clothes he carried in his small bundle, and the stick with which he carried it. The clothes he wore need not be described; they were those which had already astonished the people of Erie. The clothes he carried were very few, and precisely similar in cut and quality to the garments which he exhibited to the public. On the violent supposition that his wardrobe could in any case have become a saleable commodity, we may compute that he was worth, on this Friday morning at sunrise, ten dollars and seventy-five cents. He had no friend, no acquaintance here. There was not a human being upon whom he had any claim for help or advice. His appearance was all against him. He looked
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, chapter 14 (search)
few brief extracts may amuse the reader for a moment, as well as illustrate the feeling of the time. The Log Cabins that were built all over the country, were raised and inaugurated with a great show of rejoicing. In one number of the paper, there are accounts of as many as six of these hilarious ceremonials, with their speechifyings and hard-cider drinkings. The humorous paragraph annexed appears in an early number, under the title of Thrilling Log Cabin Incident:— The whigs of Erie, Pa., raised a Log Cabin last week from which the banner of Harrison and Reform was displayed. While engaged in the dedication of their Cabin, the whigs received information which led them to apprehend a hostile demonstration from Harbor Creek, a portion of the borough whose citizens had ever been strong Jackson and Van Buren men. Soon afterwards a party of horsemen, about forty in number, dressed in Indian costume, armed with tomahawks and scalping knives, approached the Cabin! The whigs mad