An excellent man: fine, generous, cordial, unselfish, a man of fine and
original mind, of lovable nature, of blemishless character, a sterling
and steadfast friend through all weathers, a man of gracious dreams, of
radiant visions, of splendid enthusiasms, colossal enthusiasms, an optimist
in the zenith of whose soul the sun always shines, a magnified and ennobled
Col. Sellers, a charming man -- indeed, a perfect man -- with that one
defect. Just that one defect: that he can imitate the truth so that the
Recording Angel himself would set it down in his book -- and just as like
as not reject statements of mine. Edit them, anyway. It is a wonderful
and beautiful gift. I wish I had it.
Also see: "Frank Fuller: The American, Revisited"
WHO IS MARK TWAIN? available from amazon.com
contains the full text of "Frank Fuller and My First New York Lecture"
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