Washington Close-Ups: Intimate Views of Some Public Figures

Washington Close-Ups: Intimate Views of Some Public Figures

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Washington Close-Ups: Intimate Views of Some Public Figures

Washington Close-Ups: Intimate Views of Some Public Figures

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ÆONS upon æons agone, when the bat-winged pterodactyl swooped down relentlessly upon its prey, -- I mean to say a long time ago, -- this humid cup in the hills that is now the Washington scene may have been different; it must have been. With that we have no present concern.

But Washington itself; the Washington of the organic act, of the Adamses, John and Quincy, of Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William H. Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, is the Washington of Warren G. Harding. Regard the eternal changelessness of the two stone legs of King Ozymandias in the desert of Egypt and attune your mind to the tale I have to tell.

Come with me into Mr. Harding's front yard and let us sit under a flowering magnolia and leisurely, as becomes the pure in heart and detached in mind, talk about the familiar apparitions who inhabit these pleasant walks and tinker with our destiny.

It passes belief how little is known about Washington by the country at large, and yet no city is more . . .

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