The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II

The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II
Conversation and Coleridge, with Other Essays Critical, Historical, Biographical, Philosophical, Imaginative and Humorous

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The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II by Thomas De Quincey

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The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II
Conversation and Coleridge, with Other Essays Critical, Historical, Biographical, Philosophical, Imaginative and Humorous

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ction, I have spoken at considerable length elsewhere. Its evils are so evident that they hardly call for further illustration. The garrulous man, paradoxical as it may seem to say it, is a kind of pickpocket without intending to steal anything--nay, rather he is fain to please you by placing something in your pocket--though too often it is like the egg of the cuckoo in the nest of another bird.

III. Now, as to Interruption, what's to be done? It is a question that I have often considered. For the evil is great, and the remedy occult. I look upon a man that interrupts another in conversation as a monster far less excusable than a cannibal; yet cannibals (though, comparatively with interrupters, valuable members of society) are rare, and, even where they are not rare, they don't practise as cannibals every day: it is but on sentimental occasions that the exhibition of cannibalism becomes general. But the monsters who interrupt men in the middle of a sentence are to be found ev

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