Re: Grant's humor
- 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).
--- In civilwarwest@y..., "Bob Huddleston" <adco1@r...> wrote:
> Henry Adams used Grant's remark that Venice would be a wonderful
> 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
> Twain had said the same thing it would have been held up as
> 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.
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> I wasn't going to tell the anecdote becuase it has nothing to do
> 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."