Reminiscences - Vol. 1

Reminiscences - Vol. 1

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Reminiscences - Vol. 1

Reminiscences - Vol. 1

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I feel sure that I shall not disappoint my readers when I make the preliminary announcement that these two volumes do not profess to be anything in the nature of an autobiography. One reason why I have not attempted an autobiography is that my life, in its own course, has been uneventful, and that I have no story to tell about it which could have any claim on public interest. Another reason is that it has been one of the happiest fortunes of my life to meet with a great many distinguished men and women about whom readers in general would be glad to hear anything than can be said in addition to what they know or have learned already. These volumes, therefore, are strictly reminiscences, recollections of the eminent persons with whom I have been brought into association, and not a record of my own otherwise unimportant doings. I have not even arranged these volumes with any careful attention to strict chronological order. Naturally they group themselves to some extent with regard to the general sequence of my opportunities, but my main idea has been simply to let the recollections follow any casual order of succession they were pleased to take, one memory growing out of another. Thus, I have sometimes, when recording my reminiscences of a meet-

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