The Ways of Men

The Ways of Men

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The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory

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"Uncle Sam" -- Domestic despots -- Cyrano, Rostand, Coquelin -- Machine-made men -- Parnassus -- Modern architecture -- Worldly color-blindness -- Idling in mid-ocean -- "Climbers" in England -- Calve at Cabrieres -- A cry for fresh air -- The Paris of our grandparents -- Some American husbands -- "Carolus" -- The grand opera fad -- The poetic cabarets of Paris -- Etiquette at home and abroad -- What is "Art"? -- The genealogical craze -- As the twig is bent -- Seven small duchesses -- Growing old ungracefully -- Around a spring -- The better part -- La Comedie Francaise a Orange -- Pre-palatial Newport -- Sardou at Marly-le-Roy -- Inconsistencies -- Modern "Cadets de Gascogne" -- The dinner and the drama -- The modern Aspasia -- A nation in a hurry -- The spirit of history.

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to lead him to water and back. The dog--as might have been expected--abused the situation, while pretending to be very kind to his charge, never allowed him to roll on the grass, as he would have liked, or drink in peace, and harassed the poor beast in many other ways, getting, however, much credit from the neighbors for devotion and intelligence. Finally, one day after months of waiting, the patient victim's chance came. Getting his tormentor well out into deep water, the donkey quietly sat down on him.

The other tale is true, for I knew the lady who provided in her will that her entire establishment should be kept up for the comfort and during the life of the three fat spaniels that had solaced her declining years. The heirs tried to break the will and failed; the delighted domestics, seeing before them a period of repose, proceeded (headed by the portly housekeeper) to consult a "vet" as to how the life of the precious legatees might be prolonged to the utmost. His advice was to stop all sweets and

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