"Oh, That Mine Adversary Had Written A Book!"
Such Was The Exclamation Of One Who, Through The Centuries, Has
Been Held Up To The World As The Symbol Of Patience And Long
Suffering endurance, And Who Believed that He Thus Expressed the Surest
Method Of Confounding an Enemy.
I Have Come To That Age In life Where I Feel Somewhat Indifferent
As To Consequences, And, Yielding to The Suggestions And Insistence
Of Friends, I Determined that I Would Undertake To Write Some
Recollections, As They Occurred to Me, Of The Men And Events Of My