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A Resign by Bill Nye

This tongue-in-cheek letter of resignation was written by humorist Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye, and appeared in Bill Nye’s Red Book in 1906. A RESIGN. |Postoffice Divan, Laramie City, W. T., Oct. 1, 1883. To the President of the United States: Sir—I … Continue reading

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The Village Blacksmith by Longfellow

THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. His … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Resources Index

Resources for Mark Twain (1835-1910) With his luxuriant mustache and insouciant air, Mark Twain looked just like what he was—a satirically humorous creative author. Learn more about Mark Twain through these resources: Prose Writings by Mark Twain Poetry by Mark … Continue reading

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Washington Irving Biography

Washington Irving Biography Irving’s family Boyhood European travels Rising fame Love and poverty Tragedy, memorialized Literature as a profession Home at Sunnyside Minister to Spain Personal appearance and character End of life Sources Other resources     Irving’s family Washington … Continue reading

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