Ah! happy State! how strange it is to see,
'Why, bless my soul, he made that very remark!' I replied persistently.
And then, according to the podiatric account of evolution, we got stuck. While the rest of ourbodies adapted beautifully to solid earth, somehow the only part of our body that actually touchedthe earth got left behind. We developed brains and hands deft enough to perform intravascularsurgery, yet our feet never made it past the Paleolithic era. “Man’s foot is not yet completelyadapted to the ground,” the Manual laments. “Only a portion of the population has been endowedwith well ground-adapted feet.”
I have been fortunate enough to secure (only, however, after this monograph had been put into type) a copy of the pamphlet printed in September, 1860, by the Young Men's Republican union of New York, in which is presented the text, as revised by the speaker, of the address given by Lincoln at the Cooper Institute in February,—the address which made him President.