Shall we ever have a Congress a majority of whose members are hopelessly insane? Probably not. But it is possible – unquestionably such a thing is possible.
Mch. 18, ’85.
Dear Charley, — The Committee of the Public Library of Concord, Mass., have given us a rattling tip-top puff which will go into every paper in the country. They have expelled Huck from their library as “trash and suitable only for the slums.” That will sell 25,000 copies for us sure.
Turnips should never be pulled, it injures them. It is much better to send a boy up and let him shake the tree.
Letter to the Mallory Brothers on behalf of actor William Gillette.
Hartford, September 29, 1883.
You have a contract with Mr. Will Gillette; & I am aware that you are trying (as usual with you) to sneak out of the performance of its conditions. I am personally interested in the matter; therefore I suggest to you couple of piety-mouthing, hypocritical thieves and liars that you change your customary policy this time.
S. L. Clemens