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Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General

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Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,337 / 191 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2009.07.12
mnybks.net#: 24682
Origin: gutenberg.org
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of all their travelling offences is the proneness to form acquaintance at tables-d'hôte.

It is, first of all, a rank indiscretion for any but men to dine at these places. They are almost, as a rule, the resort of all that is disreputable in both sexes. You are sure to eat badly, and in the very worst of company. My warning is, however, meant for my countrywomen only: men can, or at least ought, to take care of themselves. As for myself, don't be shocked; but I do like doubtful company--that is, I am immensely interested by all that class of people which the world calls adventurers, whether the same be railroad speculators, fortune-hunters, discoverers of inexhaustible mines, or Garibaldians. Your respectable man, with a pocket-book well stored with his circular notes, and his passport in order, is as uninteresting as a "Treckshuyt" on a Dutch canal; but your "martyr to circumstance" is like a smart felucca in a strong Levanter; and you can watch his course--how he shakes out his reefs o

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