My Own Story: With Recollections of Noted Persons

My Own Story: With Recollections of Noted Persons

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My Own Story: With Recollections of Noted Persons

My Own Story: With Recollections of Noted Persons

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The significance of the saying (Carlyle's, is it not?) that the story of any man's life would have interest and value, if truly told, is recognized, I think, by the most of us; yet each is apt to fancy at least one exception to the rule, namely, his own particular life. This certainly was the case with myself, even up to the time when I was induced -- reluctantly for that reason -- to undertake these memoirs. I have therefore been not a little surprised at the manner in which the chapters that appeared in recent numbers of the Atlantic Monthly have been received, and can only attribute it to whatever success I may have had in fulfilling the condition that points the saying.

Yet that the story I tell is not the bare, absolute, unveiled verity I hasten to avow, in the interest of the truth which I believe in and would . . .

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