Mark Twain's Lecture
"Mark Twain" delivered a meteorological, historical, topographical, geological, zoological, and comical lecture last night at Steinway Hall for the benefit of his hearers and the Mercantile Library Association. The effort - which seemed to require no effort at all on the part of the humorous story-teller - was all about "Roughing It" out in Nevada, the land of sage hens, Mexican bloods, mountain sheep, alkali dust and duels. The lecturer related is narrative to a crowded house. He was repeatedly applauded, and won the sympathy of the audience when he said that he differed from George Washington, who could not tell a lie. "As far me," said Twain, "I can, but I won't." The lecture was a decided success, and much gratified all who heard it.
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