Re: Another Subjective View

Subject: Re: Another Subjective View
From: SteveFJong -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 18:28:55 EDT

Bruce, I have scanned the Web for that anecdote, and found it described
without a moral by Thomas Jefferson as you recount it, but with a moral by
Clifton Fadiman, quoted below. I can only plead that I must have read
Fadiman's version, and point out that "John Thompson" and a picture of a hat
is a much better sign than the ridiculous "John Thompson, Hatter, makes and
sells hats for ready money" and a picture of a hat 8^)

"Franklin's story mollified Jefferson, and it was generally agreed that the
committee's editorial work had improved the wording of the Declaration of
Independence." --The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, Clifton Fadiman,
General Editor (Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1985).


-- Steve

Steven Jong--"Typo? What tpyo?"
mailto:SteveFJong -at- AOL -dot- com -dot- nospam
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