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[190] the President in a nursery, with a. wooden horse, a paper crown, marked “Caesar,” and a box of toy bricks, which he is trying to build into a throne. Senator Kernan, a democrat, addresses him-speaking for the coming host of Democrats : “Oh, mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low?” Here Uncle Sam, in the character of a pedlar, struts into the White House, with a coffin on his shoulder, which he tilts against the wall. The coffin is inscribed: “Third term.” Uncle Sam points to his wares, and asks the President: “You want a third term?”

Great pains are taken by the President's family to hide the coarser things from him. It is a common pleasantry for American girls to say they peep at all books and papers before laying them on the family table, to see whether they are fit for older people to read. The ladies of the White House assume these offices for the President; but he ferrets out the worst attacks, and sits in front of them for hours, chewing his cigar in speechless rage.

“ I am disgusted with these wasps and hornets,” he remarks, “yet cannot help looking at them.”

Few soldiers have enjoyed the art of treating caricatures like Fritz der Einige: “ Let everyone see ”

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