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  • In 1894, Mark Twain in Tom Sawyer Abroad wrote, “We took him a blip in the back and knocked him off.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • I was delighted to find at Nauheim my old friends, Mark Twain and the Reverend Doctor Joseph Twichell, of Hartford, Conn.

    My Memories of Eighty Years

  • Scribner's Magazine; and I was honoured by a request from the editors of the Galaxy to take the “Club Room” from which Mark Twain had just resigned.

    Memories and Anecdotes

  • Here I first made the acquaintance of Samuel L. Clemens, who was then beginning to earn fame for his nom de guerre of Mark Twain as a writer on the staff of the Territorial Enterprise, of which Joseph T. Goodman was the editor.

    Pudd'nhead Wilson (Review)

  • The next morning Mark Twain came down to the springs in his tramping-suit, which had fairly covered the continent.

    My Memories of Eighty Years

  • Mark Twain holds this up against our waking “artificial selves” and the “dull-tinted artificial world” and finds the waking world wanting.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • His name is associated with every old building that is torn down to make way for the modern structures demanded by a rapidly growing city, and with every hill or cave over or through which he might by any possibility have roamed, while the many points of interest which he wove into his stories, such as Holiday Hill, Jackson's Island, or Mark Twain Cave, are now monuments to his genius.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • His white-linen Mark Twain suit was rumpled and soiled, but his thick white hair and white mustache had been carefully combed.

    Memory of Fire

  • One is solemnly told by various extravagant partisans, some of them not otherwise insane, that he is at once the successor to Mark Twain and the heir of Edgar Allan

    Prejudices : first series,

  • There are five million such faces in America, but if you have an impulse to despair for your country, remember that it produced Mark Twain and Artemus Ward, as well as Pastor Russell and the Moody and Sankey hymn-book.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

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