Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Man Of Parts

Basil Duke, who has appropriately been called the head and brains of John Morgan, is from Georgetown, Scott county, Kentucky, a few miles North of Lexington.  He entered Yale College in 1841, and graduated in 1845.  He is represented as having been a man of parts and of large heart.
-The Daily Cleveland Herald, July 24, 1863

I had to look up "man of parts" because I had never heard the phrase before.  It appears that a man of parts is one who is talented in multiple areas of life, including the seduction of women.  In general, I think it means a man of general talent or abilities.  

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