POWER OF WHISPER! (Post No.5568)


Compiled by London Swaminathan
Date: 20 October 2018

Time uploaded in London – 17-59

(British Summer Time)

Post No. 5568

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Father Anecdotes

Part of Aaron Burr’s reputation for profligacy was due, no doubt, to that vanity representing women of which Davis himself speaks. He never refused to accept the parentage of a child

Why do you allow this woman to saddle you with her child when you know you were not the father of the child? said a friend to him a few months before his death.

Sir, he replied, when a lady does me the honour to name me the father of her child I trust that I shall always be too gallant to show myself ungrateful for the favour.


Aaron Burr, in full Aaron Burr, Jr., (born February 6, 1756, NewarkNew Jersey [U.S.]—died September 14, 1836, Port Richmond, New York, U.S.), third vice president of the United States (1801–05), who killed his political rival, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel (1804) and whose turbulent political career ended with his arrest for treason in 1807.



in 1814, Shelley, being then twenty two, and the father of two children by Harriet, visited the family at Field Place for the first time since expulsion from Oxford. A reconciliation would then have been easy, but instead Timothy made his son feel unwelcome. Indeed, so panicky was this patriotic M P of being detected harbouring a liberal and an atheist —-albeit his son— that he compelled Shelley to masquerade under the name of Captain Jones, and to wear on public highways, the uniform of a young officer then visiting the Shelleys.


Shelley’s father Timothy Shelley

Shelly’s mother- Elizabeth Pilfold

Shelley’s Wives: – Mary Shelley, Harriet Westbrook


Home Life Anecdotes

When she was asked how she made her soft voice made heard above the notorious roars of her husband and eight sons, Rider Haggards delicate little mother replied,
“That is very simple. I whisper”.

In the Haggards family a whisper is so unusual that everyone listens to it with profound surprise.


20 years in kitchen!

The wife of an Iowa farmer, whose place was isolated in the vastness of the prairie, suddenly went out of her mind and was carted away in a straitjacket by an ambulance from the nearest state hospital. An attendant remained behind to get the data on the case from the puzzled and distressed husband, who lamented,
“Now what do you suppose could o’ went wrong with the old woman? why, man alive, she ain’t been out of the kitchen in 20 years?”



Two young benedicts, married about a year, were discussing their various marital problems .
I am the head of the house, said one. I think I should be; after all I earn the money.

Well, said the other. My wife and I have a perfect agreement. I decide all the major matter s and she takes care of all the minor matters.
And how is that working out?
Somewhat ruefully the other replied
“Well, so far no major matters have come up”.

Meaning of Benedict:–

a newly married man, especially one who has been long a bachelor.


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