Friday, August 24, 2007

Lincolnian PJ

From Presidential Anecdotes which I picked up at a Yard sale in New Hampshire last week-end:

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On another occasion, taking a walk in Washington with Secretary of State William H. Seward, he noticed a store sign bearing the name of the proprietor, T. R. Strong, in bold letters. "T. R. Strong," murmured Lincoln, "but coffee are stronger." Seward smiled and made no reply. "We don't see how he could reply after so atrocious a thing as that," commented the newspaper which reported the story.
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