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American Humorists

American Humorists
  • Author: Hugh Reginald Haweis
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  • ISBN: UCBK:B000914119
  • Page: 208
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“ These clothes I have on , ” he continued , “ were a great success in America . ... But WARD was something besides a sparkling humorist ; he was a man of character and principle ; there was nothing of the adventurer - very little even ...


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