"I am the first in the East, the first in the West, and the greatest Philosopher in the Western World"
He had a black and protective housekeeper called Lucy, whom he claimed to be a daughter of an African prince. Other servants included a large idiot, a fortune teller and his "poet laureate" Jonathan Plummer.-
At the age of 50 he decided to write a book about himself - A Pickle for the Knowing Ones or Plain Truth in a Homespun Dress. He wrote about himself and complained about politicians, clergy and his wife. The book contained 8,847 words and 33,864 letters, but absolutely no punctuation, and capital letters were sprinkled about at random. At first he handed his book out for free, but it rapidly became popular and ran into eight editions in total. When people complained that it was hard to read, for the second edition he added an extra page - of punctuation marks - asking readers to "peper and solt it as they plese".
A view of the mansion of the late Lord Timothy Dexter in High Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 1810
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A Most Wonderful Surgical Discovery
Steve Brodie's Rival
Who Does Things Beside Which The Brooklyn Bridge Jump Is A Mere Cat Hop
The World Wobbling
Alarming Report From A Well-Known Scientist
Fiendish Cuban Cruelty
Devilish Ingenuity Of The Insurgents
Making Human Monsters
A Revelation Almost Beyond Belief
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Mrs. Minta Martin with her son, Glenn L. Martin, in an early Martin plane.
Martin was the first man to take his own mother for a flight, when with Mrs. Martin as a passenger he soared to a height of 1000 feet at Balboa Beach, California, on May 10, 1912]
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John Muir 1902
Inca punishment stone, Cuzco, Peru
Blick in ein polnisches Gefangenenlager 1939
Handley Page type V/1500 four engined Berlin bomber with four Rolls Royce "Eagle Mark VIII" engines [between 1918 and 1925]
XB-47 Stratojet bomber taking off
the XB-36, compared with veteran B-29
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