One of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite humorists

One doesn’t usually come across Petroluem V Nasby. So when I saw this post? I knew I had to repost. Nasby was a satirist in the 19th century. I first encountered him reading Shelby Foote’s trilogy, wherein I learned that Abraham Lincoln was a great fan of Nasby. (P. V. Nasby is a pseudonym of David Ross Locke, by the way.) The writing style is much lengthier in its exposition than one typically encounters today.

Every time I read things from that time it strikes me that they must have had more time. Or they must have had fewer options for entertainment and thus preferred something to take up the time. Whatever the case, this is a neat find!

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