‘Papa, Abraham Lincoln is not Ugly!’ Homeliness Anecdotes (Post No.4377)

 

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 8 NOVEMBER 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 17-24

 

 

Post No. 4377

Pictures shown here are taken from various sources such as Facebook friends, Books, Google and newspapers; thanks.

 

 

Lincoln’s great love for children easily won their confidence. A little girl, who had been told that the president was very homely, was taken by her father to see the President at the White House.

 

Lincoln took her upon her knee and chatted with her a moment in his merry way, when she turned to her father and exclaimed

Oh Papa ! He is not ugly at all; he is just beautiful.

 

Xxxx

JACK-KNIFE FOR LINCOLN

Abraham Lincoln delighted to tell stories about himself. One of his favourites was the following:

 

” In the days w a I used to be on the circuit (travelling from one county court to another on horse back ) I was once accosted by s stranger, who said

Excuse me, sir, but I have an article which belongs to you

How is that? I asked, considerably astonished.

The strange r took a jack knife from his pocket.

This knife, he said, was placed in my hands some years ago, with the injunction that I was to keep it until I found a man homlier looking than I am myself. I have carried it from that time until this; allow me to say ,sir, you are fairly entitled to the property.

Xxxx

 

NOSE IS UGLY, NOW

An acquaintance came to Jerrold and said indignantly

I hear you said my nose was like the ace of club s!

Jerrold looked thoughtful.

No,  I did not, he drawled;

But now that I look at it, I see it is– very like.”

 

Xxx

SKIN YOUR WIFE

 

Said the brash travelling salesman to the farmer,

My God, that is certainly a homely woman!

“That is my wife, young man, said the farmer, and you might remember that beauty is only skin deep ”

Then, said the salesman, for Heavens sake, skin her!”

 

Xxx

 

LINCOLN’S PORTRAIT

The day following the adjournment of the Baltimore Convention, at which President Lincoln was renominated, various political organisations called to pay their respects. While the Philadelphia delegation was being presented, the chairman of that body, in introducing one of the members said,

Mr President, this is Mr S of the second district of our state, a most active and earnest friend of yours and the cause. He has,among other things, been good enough to paint and present to our league room s a most beautiful portrait of your self.”

President Lincoln took the gentleman s hand in his, and shaking it cordially said, with a merry voice,

I presume, sir, in painting your beautiful portrait, you took your idea of me from my principle s and not from my person.”

 

Xxxx

UNDER THE BUSH

A farmer, making his nightly rounds, saw a shadowy figure holding a lantern and standing somewhat furtively by the side of the house.

Knowing that all his family was in the house, he shouted,

Hey, there. Who are you?

Holding the lantern head high, the figure laughed and said,

“It is only me, Albert.”

 

Why I thought you were in bed long ago. What are you doing out so late?

 

Well, said Albert, shifting about a bit as though in embarrassment, I am courting, Annie

 

The farmer chuckle d. Why, the lantern? Why, when I was courting my missus, I didn’t take a lantern.

 

The young man hesitated for a minute, then said in all seriousness,

Yes, sir. I know. We can all see that, sir.”

 

Xxxx SUBHAM xxx

 

 

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