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LINCOLN'S HUMOR A SPARKLING SPRING, BY DAVID R. LOCKE (PETROLEUM V. NASBY), Lincoln's Favorite Humorist.
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TELLS AN EDITOR ABOUT NASBY.
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Henry J. Raymond, the famous New York editor, thus tells of Mr. Lincoln's fondness for the Nasby letters: "It has been well said by a profound critic of Shakespeare, and it occurs to me as very appropriate in this connection, that the spirit which held the woe of Lear and the tragedy of "Hamlet" would have broken had it not also had the humor of the "Merry Wives of Windsor" and the merriment of the "Midsummer Night's Dream.
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In an interview between President Lincoln and Petroleum V. Nasby, the name came up of a recently deceased politician of Illinois whose merit was blemished by great vanity.
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His favorite humorous writer was David R. Locke, better known as "Petroleum V. Nasby," whose political satires were quite famous in their day.
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Nearly every prominent man who has written his recollections of Lincoln has told how the President, in the middle of a conversation on some serious subject, would suddenly stop and ask his hearer if he ever read the Nasby letters.
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There is a chap out in Ohio,' returned the President, 'who has been writing a series of letters in the newspapers over the signature of Petroleum V. Nasby.
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This is humor, we may concede, of that early American type which a little later would have its flower in Nasby and Artemus Ward.
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One was the "Letters of Petroleum V. Nasby," by Dr. R. Locke, and my "Book of Copperheads," which latter was sent to me to see _and return_.
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Examples of Nasby

Example #1
Mr. Lincoln's flow of humor was a sparkling spring, gushing out of a rock-the flashing water had a somber background which made it all the brighter.
Example #2
Mr. Lincoln's anecdotes were all so droll, so original, so appropriate and so illustrative of passing incidents, that one never wearied.
Example #3
Henry J. Raymond, the famous New York editor, thus tells of Mr. Lincoln's fondness for the Nasby letters: "It has been well said by a profound critic of Shakespeare, and it occurs to me as very appropriate in this connection, that the spirit which held the woe of Lear and the tragedy of "Hamlet" would have broken had it not also had the humor of the "Merry Wives of Windsor" and the merriment of the "Midsummer Night's Dream.
Example #4
The hope of reward was effectual for awhile in securing silence, but, boylike, "Tad" soon forgot his promise, and was as noisy as ever.
Example #5
TELLS AN EDITOR ABOUT NASBY.
Example #6
The capacity to tell and enjoy a good anecdote no doubt prolonged his life.