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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 8: arrival in New York. (search)
ich was much frequented by journeymen printers. From them he had heard that hands were wanted at West's, No. 85 Chatham street, and he recommended his new acquaintance to make immediate application ath tin kettles. Thousands passed by, but no one stopped till nearly seven o'clock, when one of Mr. West's journeymen arrived, and finding the door still locked, he sat down on the steps by the side oglad to learn, and lives in a mansion up town. After Horace had been at work an hour or two, Mr. West, the boss, came into the office. What his feelings were when he saw his new man, may be inferrprivately to the pressman and offered to pay his share of the damage done to the press! With Mr. West, Horace had little intercourse, and yet they did on several occasions come into collision. Mr.Mr. West, like all other bosses and men, had a weakness; it was commas. He loved commas, he was a stickler for commas, he was irritable on the subject of commas, he thought more of commas than any other
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 9: from office to office. (search)
Chapter 9: from office to office. Leaves West's works on the evening Post story of Mr. Leggett— Commercial advertiser — spirit of the Times specimen of his writing at this period naturally fond of the drama Timothy Wiggins works for Mr. Redfield the first lift. Horace Greeley was a journeyman printer in this city for fourteen months. Those months need not detain us long from the more eventful periods of his life. He worked for Mr. West in Chatham street till about the first of November (1831). Then the business of that office fell off, and he was again a seeker for employment. He obtained a place in the office of the Evening Post, whence, it is said, he was soon dismissed by the late Mr. Leggett, on the ground of his sorry appearance. The story current among printers is this: Mr. Leggett came into the printing-office for the purpose of speaking to the man whose place Horace Greeley had taken. Where's Jones? asked Mr. Leggett. He's gone away, replied
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 27: recently. (search)
. This farm has seen marvellous things done on it during the three years of Mr. Greeley's ownership. What it was when he bought it may be partly inferred from another passage of the same address: I once went to look at a farm of fifty acres that I thought of buying for a summer home, some forty miles from the city of New York. The owner had been born on it, as I believe had his father before him; but it yielded only a meager subsistence for his family, and he thought of selling and going West. I went over it with him late in June, passing through a well-filled barn-yard which had not been disturbed that season, and stepping thence into a corn-field of five acres, with a like field of potatoes just beyond it. Why, neighbor! asked I, in astonishment, how could you leave all this manure so handy to your plowed land, and plant ten acres without any? O, I was sick a good part of the spring, and so hurried that I could not find time to haul it out. Why, suppose you had planted but f