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Stories of Achievement, Volume IV

Authors and Journalists

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,208 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 239
Added to site: 2006.06.16
mnybks.net#: 14013
Genre: Essays
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r, may perhaps amuse you in an idle moment. I will give you an honest narrative, though I know it will be often at my own expense; for I assure you, sir, I have, like Solomon, whose character, excepting in the trifling affair of wisdom, I sometimes think I resemble--I have, I say, like him turned my eyes to behold madness and folly, and like him, too, frequently shaken hands with their intoxicating friendship. After you have perused these pages, should you think them trifling and impertinent, I only beg leave to tell you that the poor author wrote them under some twitching qualms of conscience, arising from a suspicion that he was doing what he ought not to do; a predicament he has more than once been in before.

I have not the most distant pretensions to assume that character which the pye-coated guardians of escutcheons call a gentleman. When at Edinburgh last winter I got acquainted in the Herald's office; and, looking through that granary of honors, I there found almost every name in the ki

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