INTERESTING AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURES
Kaiser's signature published in book sanctioned by him is the writing of an extremely erratic and nervous man.
This is a facsimile of Capt. Myles Standish's handwriting found on the fly-leaf of one of his book
. Capt. Myles Standish, known as the human sword blade, whose valor saved the Pilgrims at Plymouth from utter destruction at the hands of hostile Indians went back to England in 1625 on business for the colony. Before his return, in 1626, he bought this book and carried it back to America with him.
In this signature of the great Liberator of Italy, we have indications of energy in the angular form of the letters, and in the hasty and irregular dot to the small letter "i," and originality in the curious angularly waved line below the signature. It denotes tenacity of purpose.
In this signature of Napoleon Bonaparte, which appears on a letter written by him when only a captain in the French army, we have the "vaulting ambition" which made him all
master of Europe. There is the dominant will in the strongly marked "t," and in the hard, thick line which terminates the flourish; his egotism and self-assertion are evidenced in this flourish, his originality in the peculiar form of the capital letter "B;" but ambition is here "still the lord of all."