Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II

Conversation and Coleridge, with Other Essays Critical, Historical, Biographical, Philosophical, Imaginative and Humorous

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,572 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 637
Added to site: 2008.07.01
mnybks.net#: 21384
Genre: Essays
Excerpt

ction, I have spoken at considerable length elsewhere. Its evils are so evident that they hardly call for further illustration. The garrulous man, paradoxical as it may seem to say it, is a kind of pickpocket without intending to steal anything--nay, rather he is fain to please you by placing something in your pocket--though too often it is like the egg of the cuckoo in the nest of another bird.

III. Now, as to Interruption, what's to be done? It is a question that I have often considered. For the evil is great, and the remedy occult. I look upon a man that interrupts another in conversation as a monster far less excusable than a cannibal; yet cannibals (though, comparatively with interrupters, valuable members of society) are rare, and, even where they are not rare, they don't practise as cannibals every day: it is but on sentimental occasions that the exhibition of cannibalism becomes general. But the monsters who interrupt men in the middle of a sentence are to be found ev

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Debra Salonen
Former award-winning newspaper journalist and bestselling author, Debra Salonen is back with the fun and very romantic Black Hills Rendezvous series. Today she answers our questions on how she chooses names for her characters, what made her pick a sperm donor as lead character for Black Hills Baby and whether she thinks love conquers all.
Read full interview...