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Nuts and Nutcrackers

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Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,552 / 188 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 881
Added to site: 2010.03.19
mnybks.net#: 27061
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
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f "The Hungry One;" let him be courted and fêted--you may ask him to dinner with an easy conscience, and invite him to tea without remorse. Let a Whig-radical borough solicit him to represent it; place him at the right hand of Lord John; let his picture be exhibited in the print-shops, and let the cut of his coat and the tie of his cravat be so much in vogue, that bang-ups à la Barney shall be the only things seen in Bond-street: one course or the other you must take. If the mountain will not go to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain: or in other words, if Bulwer descend not to Barney, Barney must mount up to Bulwer. It is absurd, it is worse than absurd, to pretend that he who so thoroughly sympathises with his hero, as to embody him in his own thoughts and acts, his look, his dress, and his demeanour, that he, I say, who so penetrated with the impersonation of a part, finds the pen too weak, and the press too slow, to picture forth his vivid creations, should be less an o

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