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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I'd also include that conversation he had with the woman who said, "If you were my husband, I would put poison in your drink." To which he replied, "And if I were your husband I'd drink it!"

    It was with Nancy Astor.
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    Oooh, I forgot - you should also include another Kennedy, Bobby, when he gave his impromptu address to a crowd in Indianapolis after MLK Jr. had been assassinated.
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    Another great one to include is Frederick Douglass' oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln in 1876, at the unveiling of the Freedman's Monument. It is a warts-and-all eulogy, and absolutely brilliant. Link to text here: Frederick Douglass: Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln ...
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