Charles Farrar Browne

[Artemus Ward]

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Charles Farrar Browne (April 26, 1834 – March 6, 1867) was a United States humor writer, better known under his nom de plume, Artemus Ward. At birth, his surname was "Brown." He added the "e" after he became famous.

Browne was born in Waterford, Maine. He began life as a compositor and occasional contributor to the daily and weekly journals. In 1858, he published in ... more »

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  • ''Let's have the Union restored as it was, if we can; but if we can't, I'm in favor of the Union as it wasn't.''
    Artemus Ward (1834-1867), U.S. journalist. "In Canada," Artemus Ward: His Travels (1865).
  • ''Mister Ward, don't yur blud bile at the thawt that three million and a half of your culled brethren air a clanking their chains in the South?—Sez I, not a bile! Let 'em clank!''
    Artemus Ward (1834-1867), U.S. journalist. "Oberlin," His Book (1862).
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