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Who Was Famous

Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be

Edited by Irwin L. Gordon

Fifty Famous People

A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES

BY JAMES BALDWIN

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Famous Women Contents

Famous Women - HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Famous Women - HELEN HUNT JACKSON

Famous Women - LUCRETIA MOTT

Famous Women - MARY A LIVERMORE

Famous Women - MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI

Famous Women - MARIA MITCHELL


V

VALESQUEZ, Spanish canvas coverer.  In the absence of the
camera, he was appointed the court oil photographer. Exposed a
portrait of Philip IV in every gallery in the world.  Art
textbooks think a great deal of V.

VANDERBILT, an American family of means who possess a few
railroads, much of New York City, some splendid divorces, and a
weakness for Newport and newspapers.

VAN DYKE, beard inventor and artist.  A Dutchman who invaded
England with portraits and his tonsorial achievement.

VAN HOUTEN.  He was the man who put cocoa in tin boxes.

VENUS, a dream of a girl who lived long ago, posed for her
statue, and had to die after everybody fell in love with her.
Was born and painted at sea.  Married at an early age.  Was a
regular heart breaker.  V. had an affair with one Adonis, and
later with Vulcan.  Not much is known of her old-ladyhood, as
she refused to pose for statues when advanced in years.
Ambition:  Parisian gowns, the love of the gods.  Recreation:
Love.  Address:  The Louvre, Paris. The Uffizi Gallery,
Florence.  Clubs:  She was too good looking to be a
suffragette.

VERSONNESE, Paul, decorator of the Doges Palace, Venice, and
contributor to most galleries.  His work was nearly as prolific
as Reubens, and two or three of his paintings compare favorably
with the naughty Titian.

VESPASIAN, the man who built the colosseum in Rome for the
tourists.

VESPUCCI, A., an enterprising journalist who arrived on the
scene after the discovery had been made.  V. wrote the story in
such a clever manner he succeeded in cheating the discoverer
out of naming the place. (See Columbus.)

VICTOR, he was the man who put the fox terrier in front of the
talking machine.

VINCI, Leonardo Da, painted Mona Lisa for the Louvre, Paris.
His reputation has soared in proportion to the duration of her
absence.  Ambition:  To be the Morgan family painter.
Recreation:  Looking for purchasers. Epitaph:  He Has Finished
His Last Supper.

VIRGIL, an old text-book writer.  Had something to do with the
AEneid.

VIRGIN, Vestal, an old maid of Rome who was locked up in the
forum for protection.  She attended the gladiatorial contests
and played with her thumbs.

VITUS, Saint, dancing master whose repertoire did not include
the turkey trot.

VOLTAIRE, a Frenchman who went around with a bad taste in his
mouth.

VULCAN, fireman and tinsmith.  Made a number of celebrated
forgings. Had a career like the ancients and fell in love with
Venus.

Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit

FIFTY FAMOUS PEOPLE

FIFTY FAMOUS PEOPLE - CONTENTS

SAVING THE BIRDS

ANOTHER BIRD STORY

SPEAKING A PIECE

WRITING A COMPOSITION

THE WHISTLE

THE ETTRICK SHEPHERD

THE CALIPH AND THE POET

BECOS! BECOS! BECOS!

A LESSON IN HUMILITY

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE (OF PAUL REVERE)

THE BOY AND THE WOLF

ANOTHER WOLF STORY

THE HORSESHOE NAILS

THE LANDLORD'S MISTAKE

A LESSON IN MANNERS

GOING TO SEA

THE SHEPHERD-BOY PAINTER

TWO GREAT PAINTERS

THE KING AND THE BEES

OUR FIRST GREAT PAINTER

THE YOUNG SCOUT

THE LAD WHO RODE SIDESADDLE

THE WHISPERERS

HOW A PRINCE LEARNED TO READ

READ AND YOU WILL KNOW

THE YOUNG CUPBEARER

THE SONS OF THE CALIPH

THE BOY AND THE ROBBERS

A LESSON IN JUSTICE

THE GENERAL AND THE FOX

THE BOMB

A STORY OF OLD ROME

SAVED BY A DOLPHIN

LITTLE BROTHERS OF THE AIR

A CLEVER SLAVE

ONE OF AESOP'S FABLES

THE DARK DAY

THE SURLY GUEST

THE STORY OF A GREAT STORY

THE KING AND THE PAGE

THE HUNTED KING

TRY, TRY AGAIN!

WHY HE CARRIED THE TURKEY

THE PADDLE-WHEEL BOAT

THE CALIPH AND THE GARDENER

THE COWHERD WHO BECAME A POET

THE LOVER OF MEN

THE CHARCOAL MAN AND THE KING

WHICH WAS THE KING?

THE GOLDEN TRIPOD

NAMES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

Famous Women - LOUISA M ALCOTT

Famous Women - MARY LYON

Famous Women - HARRIET G HOSMER

Famous Women - MADAME DE STAEL

Famous Women - ROSA BONHEUR

Famous Women - ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

Famous Women - GEORGE ELIOT

Famous Women - ELIZABETH FRY

Famous Women - ELIZABETH THOMPSON BUTLER

Famous Women - FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

Famous Women - LADY BRASSEY

Famous Women - BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS

Famous Women - JEAN INGELOW

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