Saturday, March 27, 2010
"Wretched Man of Many Names"
From the New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1871, a story of a Kentucky woman who discovers her husband is a spy in the house of love, leading a double life.
Actually, more like a quintuple life.
She sought a divorce after realizing that the name he married her under was not his real name, and that determining his real identity would be nearly impossible.
I think the paper is being sarcastic when they refer to him as a man of genius with manifold talents. I think.