The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II

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

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,572 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: PR
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Added to site: 2008.07.01
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Genre: Essays
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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

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