Talk:Mansion House, London
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I believe it is simply "Mansion House" not The Mansion House. --Wetman
- Agreed, appropriate changes made - Adrian Pingstone 10:06, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Mark Twain quote
There seems to be little justififcation for this, since it is acknowledged as being fiction. It certainly doesn't deserve to constitute a third of the cirrent article! Nick Cooper 07:32, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
The story appears in W.E.H. Lecky's A History of England in the Eighteenth Century (volume 3, p538 of the Appleton 1882 edition), though it makes no mention of the Yankee connection. This is one instance where Twain added verisimilitude to his work by using information for Lecky's history, so I'm not sure the story can fairly be said to have been made up by Twain. As to the veracity of the tale, while Lecky is generally very good, I don't know enough about it to know whether it's fictional, nor am I familiar enough with wikipedia's editing and sourcing guidelines to know how or whether I should edit this section.
At any rate, the article may bear revision.