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A Puritan in Babylon : the story of Calvin Coolidge

Author: William Allen White
Publisher: New York : The Macmillan Company, 1938.
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White, William Allen, 1868-1944.
Puritan in Babylon.
New York, The Macmillan company, 1938
(OCoLC)559710314
Online version:
White, William Allen, 1868-1944.
Puritan in Babylon.
New York, The Macmillan company, 1938
(OCoLC)607781972
Named Person: Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Allen White
ISBN: 0844631736 9780844631738
OCLC Number: 844610
Notes: "First printing."
Description: xvi pages, 2 leaves, 460 pages : frontispiece (portrait) ; 24 cm
Contents: The museum that was Vermont --
The museum piece --
Wherein the museum piece peers through his enclosing walls --
Our hero stages himself as a Cinderella in the academic ashes --
In which our hero takes his first faltering forward steps toward the big wide world --
His baptism of fire --
Our hero does the best day's work in his life --
Our hero meets a powerful patron --
Wherein again our hero creaks through his predestined role of Cinderella --
Herein we meet our fairy prince --
Our hero dances at the grand ball and meets one grand old duke --
And tries on the crystal slipper --
Fate begins to shift scenery for a new day --
Our hero's stage is set --
Enter the hero R.U.E. --
Our hero's unheroic chores --
He pussyfoots the path to glory --
He waits off stage for his cue --
Curtain for the big second act --
Then cuffing Cinderella, the stepsisters went upstairs to bed --
He stands before kings --
Tragedy approaches with her spotlight --
Our hero dwells in marble halls --
And sits in the seat of the mighty --
But recites some dull lines --
Cosmic scene shifters sweat at their work --
The big scene in act III --
Upon which our hero plays second fiddle --
And publicly stubs his toe --
The big bull pageant swings across the stage --
Being an intermezzo while only the stage hands work --
Our hero plays Sphinx --
And all the world wonders --
A series of plots, visions and illusions --
The queen in the parlor eating bread and honey --
A gaudy pageant moves gaily to its doom --
The clock in the tower struck twelve and all her fine clothes turned to rags --
The long day closes --
Twilight and evening bell --
And after that the dark --
The sadness of farewell.
Other Titles: Story of Calvin Coolidge
Responsibility: by William Allen White.

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