Classic from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and
Literature Studies - Literature, language: English, abstract:
Chapter I Among the many fatalities attending the bloom of young
desire, that of blindly taking to the confectionery line has not,
perhaps, been sufficiently considered. How is the son of a British
yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast
dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even
in a paradise of glass jars full of sugared almonds and pink
lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where
plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement? Or
how, at the tender age when a confectioner seems to him a very
prince whom all the world must envy-who breakfasts on macaroons,
dines on meringues, sups on twelfth-cake, and fills up the
intermediate hours with sugar-candy or peppermint-how is he to
foresee the day of sad wisdom, when he will discern that the
confectioner's calling is not socially influential, or favourable
to a soaring ambition? I have known a man who turned out to have a
metaphysical genius, incautiously, in the period of youthful
buoyancy, commence his career as a dancing-master; and you may
imagine the use that was made of this initial mistake by opponents
who felt themselves bound to warn the public against his doctrine
of the Inconceivable. He could not give up his dancing-lessons,
because he made his bread by them, and metaphysics would not have
found him in so much as salt to his bread. It was really the same
with Mr. David Faux and the confectionery business. His uncle, the
butler at the great house close by Brigford, had made a pet of him
in his early boyhood, and it was on a visit to this uncle that the
confectioners' shops in that brilliant town had, on a single day,
fired his tender imagination. He carried home the pleasing illusion
that a confectioner must be at once the happiest and the foremost
of men, since the things he made were not only the
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