POLITICAL NOTES: Political Notes - Il Penseroso

Il Penseroso

Recently Washington newspapers took note of a distinguished man returning to his home in the Capital, but by and large the country took little note, considering how distinguished a man he is—one-time Secretary of War, a former Ambassador at the Court of St. James's, a man who was on the scene at the assassination of three presidents and was the son of one of them.

To be sure, Robert Todd Lincoln is 82, an age at which any man is entitled to retire from the unblinking gaze of the public eye, but,...

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