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The Daily Dispatch: March 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Death by Drowning. (search)
Beau Hickman. --Beau Hickman's unparalleled assurance and Jeremy Diddlerism are thus depicted by a writer in the Worcester Spy: The legend runs that the Beau was once a gentleman; a veritable beau — much upon the Brummel order, doubtless, but still a man of spirit and honor. If so, alas! poor Yorick! To-day he is any
ah — of — where did you say?" "Of Massachusetts, sir." "Ah, yes!
exactly, of Massachusetts, yes!
large family of you in that State.
Yes! of course!
my name is Hickman, Beau Hickman!
heard of me, of course!--known all over the world — reside in Washington — man of large influence here; be very happy to be of service, and — ah —Hickman!
heard of me, of course!--known all over the world — reside in Washington — man of large influence here; be very happy to be of service, and — ah — I ah — by the way, you'll excuse me, it's a way I have, the custom here, always, among gentlemen, among gentlemen! to ah — to — in short, to contribute — that is, I usually collect a small tax — not much — mere trifle — dollar or two--or even half dollar — of course don't exact it, but everybody pays