Prospectus Sampler, Page 15


This is another initial letter. It is a satire on ancient coats-of-arms, which the English think so much of.

The Yankee could see nothing impressive in these, so he made the knights useful by having them carry around, instead of coats-of-arms, advertisements of soaps and tooth-brushes, leading them to believe that there was great virtue in their doing it. They, of course, did not understand what the advertisement meant.

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