Time's Portraiture

from The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces

Language: English
Wordcount: 3,307 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.8
LoC Category: PS
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Genre: Short Story
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Excerpt

od hope that Time will he kind to you. After all the hard things which I have said about him, he is really,--that is, if you take him for neither more nor less than he is worth, and use him as not abusing him,--Time is really a very tolerable old fellow, and may be endured for a little while that we are to keep him company. Be generous, kind patrons, to Time's errand-boy. So may he bring to the merchant his ship safe from the Indies; to the lawyer, a goodly number of new suits; to the doctor, a crowd of patients with the dyspepsia and fat purses; to the farmer, a golden crop and a ready market; to the mechanic, steady employment and good wages; to the idle gentleman, some honest business; to the rich, kind hearts and liberal hands; to the poor, warm firesides and food enough, patient spirits, and the hope of better days; to our country, a return of specie payments; and to you, sweet maid, the youth who stole into your dream last night! And next New Year's Day (if I find nothing better to do in the mean wh

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