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Mr. Punch's Life in London

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1841
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,538 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.2
Downloads: 1,064
Added to site: 2015.02.19
mnybks.net#: 31972
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
Excerpt

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THE CAPITALISTS

(A Story of Yesterday for To-morrow and To-day)

"What, Brown, my boy, is that you?" said Smith, heartily.

"The same, and delighted to see you," was the reply.

"Have you heard the news, my dear fellow?" asked Smith.

"You mean about the position of the Bank of England? Why, certainly; all the City is talking about it."

"Ah, it is absolutely grand! Never was the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in such a strong position. Marvellous! my dear friend; absolutely marvellous!"

"Quite so. Never were we--as a people--so rich!"

"Yes, prosperity seems to be coming back by leaps and bounds."

"You never said anything so true," observed Smith.

"Right you are," cried Brown.

And then the two friends shook hands once more with increased cordiality, and passed on. They wal

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