The Pleasures of Ignorance

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Author: Robert Lynd
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,167 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 762
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9114
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays

The pleasures of ignorance -- The herring fleet -- The betting man -- The hum of insects -- Cats -- May -- New Year prophecies -- On knowing the difference -- The intellectual side of horse-racing -- Why we hate insects -- Virtue -- June -- On feeling gay -- In the train -- The most curious animal -- The old indifference -- Eggs: an Easter homily -- Enter the spring -- The daredevil barber -- Weeds: an appreciation -- A juror in waiting -- The three-halfpenny bit -- The morals of beans -- On seeing a joke -- Going to the derby -- This blasted world

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e goes down to the harbour after breakfast the next morning to see what has been the result of the night's fishing. One does not really need to go down. One can see it afar off. There is movement as at the building of a city. On every boat men are busy emptying the nets, disentangling the fish that have been caught by the gills, tumbling them in a liquid mass into the bottom of the boat. One can hardly see the fish separately. They flow into one another. They are a pool of quick-silver. One is amazed, as the disciples must have been amazed at the miraculous draught. Everything is covered with their scales. The fishermen are spotted as if with confetti. Their hands, their brown coats, their boots are a mass of white-and-blue spots. The labourers with the gurries--great blue boxes that are carried like Sedan-chairs between two pairs of handles--come up alongside, and the fish are ladled into the gurries from tin pans. As each gurry is filled the men hasten off with it to where the auctioneer is standing. With t

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