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Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,235 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.5
LoC Category: PR
Series: Idle Thoughts
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,010
mnybks.net#: 3970
Origin: gutenberg.org

"Full of a gentle philosophizing, very tolerant, quainly humorous; they testify to assimilated and mellowed observation, to a quick apprehension of the droll and the picturesque."--Boston Transcript

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then A's girl wasn't a pretty girl, but B's girl was. That was their method of conducting art criticism.

Nowadays we light a pipe and let the girls fight it out among themselves.

They do it very well. They are getting to do all our work. They are doctors, and barristers, and artists. They manage theaters, and promote swindles, and edit newspapers. I am looking forward to the time when we men shall have nothing to do but lie in bed till twelve, read two novels a day, have nice little five-o'clock teas all to ourselves, and tax our brains with nothing more trying than discussions upon the latest patterns in trousers and arguments as to what Mr. Jones' coat was made of and whether it fitted him. It is a glorious prospect--for idle fellows.


ON BEING IN LOVE.

You've been in love, of course! If not you've got it to come. Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. Also like the measles, we take it only once. One never need be afraid of catching it a second time. The man

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2005.01.06
Barb
*****

Wonderful book full of wry, often sarcastic wit. Jerome K. Jerome is a classic, but you might want to start with Three Men in a Boat.


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