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Chimney-Pot Papers

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,942 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 535
Added to site: 2008.07.05
mnybks.net#: 21429
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Essays, Humor
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iscourse deeply of the older centuries. You know the ancient works of Tweedledum and can distinguish to a hair's breadth 'twixt him and Tweedledee. Learning is candy on your tooth. Perhaps you stroke your sagacious beard and give a nimble reason for the lightning. To you the hills have whispered how they came, and the streams their purpose and ambition. You have studied the first shrinkage of the earth when the plains wrinkled and broke into mountain peaks. The mystery of the stars is to you as familiar as your garter. If such depth is yours, I am content to sit before you like a bucket below a tap.

At your banquet I sit as a poor relation. If the viands hold, I fork a cold morsel from your dish....

But modesty must not gag me. I do myself somewhat lean towards knowledge. I run to a dictionary on a disputed word, and I point my inquiring nose upon the page like a careful schoolman. On a spurt I pry into an uncertain date, but I lack the perseverance and the wakefulness for sustained endeavor. To

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(1919) Essay
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  • Chimney pot? A ceramic or metal top to a chimney, to narrow the opening and create a stronger updraft.

  • These are the thoughts from one who gazes at the world from and upper room;over the chimney pots of the surrounding houses and the people within and without.



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