Typo: "... (It is said that the only think Mencken loved about the Southern United States..." (emphasis added)
Should read: (It is said that the only thing Mencken loved about the Southern United States" (emphasis added)
Note: DrPGould and the others do a great job of bringing this volume of Mencken's essay's to us. Kudo's to them all.
Keeping with the spirit of the reading...
Post Correction Edit: Thank you for swiftly addressing the matter.Every failure teaches a man something, to wit, that he will probably fail again. H.L. Mencken
Our bodies seed the land. Our words seed the mind.