[PW] Twain quote

Brian Whatcott betwys1 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 28 21:54:01 PST 2021


 I was stunned by the cheerful accessibility of this work. Without researching the matter, I cannot tell if this is a work of entertaining fiction, or a recounting of some stories from life there.True I read the tales of the great river as a child, and so I suppose I should treat it in that vein.
    On Sunday, March 28, 2021, 04:01:45 PM CDT, S M Colowick <colowick at gmail.com> wrote:  
 
 This is one of the rare cases where Twain actually wrote something he
is alleged to have written.

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2895/2895-h/2895-h.htm#ch68



On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 4:23 PM Ivan Van Laningham <ivanlan9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi All--
> I just read this quote, purporting to be from Twain:
>
> “None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its
> cussedness; but we can try.”
>
> So, is it really something he said or wrote?  If so, where?
>
> To me it sounds like something he'd say.  But this list has made me
> skeptical of such attributions.
>
> Metta,
> Ivan
>
> --
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