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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...'What a flood of light would
burst in many a dark place if I were more patronised '" "You make
your case out very well, uncle," I replied; "but I hope that you
will not think me disrespectful when I say, I should prefer
sweetening lives for a longer time than with the transient effect
of a knob of sugar; that my cleansing propensities would find a
more congenial sphere in trying to purify men's hearts and minds,
instead of soaping their bodies; that placing arguments in
convincing order would be more agreeable than helping to make
puddings; and letting a light flash from keen intelligence would be
a higher thing than from the midst of grease." "Walter," said
uncle, "you have a flow of language which it would be a shame to
put to anything less calculated to develop it than a grocer's shop.
High and low, learned and simple, come there, provided you sell a
good thing at an honest profit. As for professions, a man must be a
genius to make them pay. Poor things," said he, looking
complacently at his rich plush waistcoat, " how they have to brush
and clean their broadcloth to make it last "But there is one body I
can't make out, and that is the little clergyman at our place. It
does aggravate me to hear that man laugh, for I know his work don't
pay. "When I was walking down Green Lane," continued uncle, "last
week, I heard some one tripping along behind me. Presently, when he
came alongside, I saw it was Mr. Balfour, so I wished him 'Good
morning;' and said, 'As we appear to he going the same way, we may
as well be companions for a time.' "' Very good, Mr. Trevellyian, '
said the minister. "So after talking a little while on indifferent
subjects, which is the best...
|Country of origin:
United States Congressional House
• Louis Bouchier
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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