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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 103, December 31, 1892

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,759 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 388
Added to site: 2007.01.10
mnybks.net#: 15765
Genre: Periodical
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h he can gain neither honour nor renown, from which, as a matter of taste, he would shrink, under ordinary circumstances, from contributing to, that journal ought to be subjected to careful scrutiny."

Now what can this possibly be supposed to mean?--

"When a journal makes a call upon a good author, and in the pages of which he can gain neither honour nor renown," (why "and"?) "from which" (namely, "honour and renown") "he would shrink" (why should he shrink from renown and honour?) "from contributing to," (and how can he contribute to honour and renown?) "that journal ought to be subjected to careful scrutiny." "From which he would shrink from contributing to," what have we here? Surely it is the grammar that needs careful scrutiny, and surely, in no circumstances, could a lofty "rate of pay" be conferred on a style of this description.

It is natural to reflect that a writer in this unconventional manner has mainly to thank himself for any want of success which he, and we, may re

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