The Life of Horace Greeley, Editor of the New York Tribune

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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I. THE SCOTCH-IRISH OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.

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Londonderry in Ireland--The Slege--Emigration to New England--Settlement of Londonderry, New Hampshire--The Scotch-lrish introduce the culture of the potato and the manufacture of linen--Characier of the Scotch-Irish--Their simplicity--Love of fun--Stories of the early clergymen--Traits in the Scotch-Irish character--Zeal of the Londonderrians in the Revolution--Horace Greeley's alradon to his Scotch-lrish ancestry ............................................. 19

CHAPTER II. ANCESTORS--PARENTAGE.--BIRTH.

Origin of the Family--Old Captain Ezekiel Greeley--Zaccheus Greeley--Zaccheus the Second--Roughness and Tenacity of the Greeley race--Maternal Ancestors of Horace Greeley--John Woodburn--Character of Horace Greeley's Great-grandmother--His Grandmother--Romantic Incident--Horace Greeley is born "as black as a chimney"--Comes to his color--Succeeds to the name of Horace ...... 28

CHAPTER III EARLY CHILDHOOD.

The Village of Amherat--Character of the adjacent country--The Greeley farm-- The Tribune in the room in which its Editor wan born--Horace learns to read-- Book up-side down--Goes to school in Londonderry--A district school forty years ago--Horace as a young orator--Has a manta for spelling hard words-- Gets greet glory at the spelling school--Recollections of his surviving schoolfellows--His future eminence foretold--Delicacy of ear--Early choice of a trade-- His courage and timidity--Goes to school in Bedford--A favorite among his schoolfellows--His early fondness for the village newspaper--Lies in ambush for the post-rider who brought it--Scours the country for books--Project of sending him to an academy--The old sea-captain--Horace as a farmer's boy--Let us do our stint first--His way of fishing 34

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