A Sketch Of The Life Of John M. Todd; (sixty-two Years In A Barber Shop) And Reminiscences Of His…

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byJohn M. Todd

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... ANECDOTES AND CONVERSATIONS. The following anecdotes and conversations I have had with some of my old customers, many of them the leading men of the city and the country, during the sixty-two years I have been in a barber shop, may interest many, especially the descendants of those men whose conversations and peculiarities I shall give. The first one I shall introduce to the reader is the Hon. John Neal, for whom I had the greatest respect. JOHN NEAL. The first I knew of him was when a boy about sixteen. I was living at that time on the shores of the Kennebec. I took up the Portland Transcript and read, "No Man Has a Right to Do Wrong.--John Neal." My first impression was, who are you, John Neal, who dare to tell me, an American born Yankee, that I have no right to do as I please, for I have the right to do as I like. In a moment that inner voice, that has ever called a halt when I have been wrong, said: "Wait a moment and think what Mr. Neal wrote. He is right, for we may do wrong with impunity, but we have no right to do wrong." So I saw the point and that Mr. Neal was right. Years passed on and in 1845, Mr. Neal became a customer of mine, and for thirty-five years I had the benefit of his wisdom, learning and generosity. His library was ever open to me, and much indebted was I to him. And now to that dual nature of Mr. Neal's, that strong, ungovernable temper that brooked no insult, for woe to him who dared to offend him or incur his wrath. Henry Ward Beecher said: "Our virtues consist not in what we do or what we do not do, but in what we have resisted." No one knows what Mr. Neal resisted. He said to me: "I tremble when I think of my ungovernable temper. I know not why I have not killed some one ere this." I will give you an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... ANECDOTES AND CONVERSATIONS. The following anecdotes and conversations I have had with some of my old customer...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217151957

ISBN - 13:9780217151955

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