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Re: Grant's humor

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  • clarkc@missouri.edu
    I don t get it. If Adams made both comments about Grant AND Twain than that sounds to me as if he was recognizing Grant s sense of humor (but maybe the
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 2, 2001
      I don't get it.

      If Adams made both comments about Grant AND Twain than that sounds to
      me as if he was recognizing Grant's sense of humor (but maybe the
      delivery could be better).


      Cheers,
      HankC



      --- In civilwarwest@y..., "Bob Huddleston" <adco1@r...> wrote:
      > Henry Adams used Grant's remark that Venice would be a wonderful
      place
      > to live if only they drained the canals as an example of Grant's
      > stupidity and lack of culture. Adams does go on to comment that if
      Mark
      > Twain had said the same thing it would have been held up as
      wonderful
      > humor.
      >
      > Perhaps Adams did not appreciate the subtlety of Grant's humor. Or
      > perhaps he was so biased he could not recognize humor coming from
      > someone he did not respect.
      >
      > Take care,
      >
      > Bob
      >
      > Judy and Bob Huddleston
      > 10643 Sperry Street
      > Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
      > 303.451.6276 Adco@F...
      >
      >
      > Bob,
      >
      > I wasn't going to tell the anecdote becuase it has nothing to do
      with
      > the war, much less the western theater, but since you ask....
      >
      > During a dinner the discussion turned to Senator Sumner. President
      > Grant was informed that Sumner did not beleive in the Bible to which
      > the President calmly replied "No, he did not write it."
      >
      > ~Will
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