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Samuel Butler: A Sketch

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Language: English
Wordcount: 13,230 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 664
mnybks.net#: 4025
Genre: Biography

Prepared from the 1921 Jonathan Cape edition

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ery soon broke, but they had a career of a foot or two. I never saw anyone else able to get saliva bubbles right away from him and, though I have endeavoured for some fifty years and more to acquire the art, I never yet could start the bubble off my tongue without its bursting. Now things like this really do relieve the tedium of church, but no missal that I have ever seen will do anything except increase it.

In 1848 he left Allesley and went to Shrewsbury under the Rev. B. H. Kennedy. Many of the recollections of his school life at Shrewsbury are reproduced for the school life of Ernest Pontifex at Roughborough in 'The Way of All Flesh', Dr. Skinner being Dr. Kennedy.

During these years he first heard the music of Handel; it went straight to his heart and satisfied a longing which the music of other composers had only awakened and intensified. He became as one of the listening brethren who stood around "when Jubal struck the chorded shell" in the 'Song for Saint Cecilia's Day':

Less than a god

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