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him to death; has seen
the day, in his childho
od, when it was a crime
punishable by death fo
r a man to eat with his
wife, or for a plebeia
n to let his shadow fal
l upon the King--and no
w look at him; an educa
ted Christian; neatly a
nd handsomely dressed;
a high-minded, elegant
gentleman; a traveler,
in some degree, and one
who has been the honor
ed guest of royalty in
Europe; a man practiced
in holding the reins o
f an enlightened govern
ment, and well versed i
n the politics of his c
ountry and in general,
practical information.
Roughing It, Part 7. by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910