The art of BiographyIs different from Geography.Geography is about maps,But Biography is about chaps.
Chapman & Hall Swore not at all. Mr Chapman's yea was yea, And Mr Hall's nay was nay.
George the Third Ought never to have occurred. One can only wonder At so grotesque a blunder.
It was a weakness of Voltaire's To forget to say his prayers, And one which to his shame He never overcame.
The art of Biography Is different from Geography. Geography is about maps, But Biography is about chaps.
Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely? When the scheming, indomitable brain of Sigsbee Manderson was scattered by a shot from an unknown hand, that world lost nothing worth a single tear; it gained something memorable in a harsh reminder of the vanity of such wealth as this dead man had piled upwithout making one loyal friend to mourn him, without doing an act that could help his memory to the least honor. But when the news of his end came, it seemed to those living in the great vortices of business as if the earth, too, shuddered under a blow.