The Book of Humour, Wit, and Wisdom; A Manual of Table-Talk

The Book of Humour, Wit, and Wisdom; A Manual of Table-Talk

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...heart, Replied ('twas nature taught her), ' Well--I confess--for my own part--I'd rather have a daughter." Inquisiliveness. Inquisitive people are the funnels of conversation--they do not take in anything for their own use, but merely to pass it to another. Evils of Pride. Proud men have no friends; neither in prosperity, because they know nobody, nor in adversity, because then nobody knows them. 'Definition of Wealth. He is rich whose income is more than his expenses; and he is poor whose expenses exceed his income. Sharp for the Doctor. A gentleman once rallying a physician on the inefficacy of his prescriptions, the doctor said he defied any of his patients to find fault with him. "That is exactly what Jack Ketch says," was the reply. Worldly Friends. When I see (says Warwick in his "Spare Minutes") leaves drop from their trees in the beginning of autumn, just such, think I, is the friendship of the world. While the sap of maintenance lasts, my friends swarm in abundance; but, in the winter of my need, they leave me naked. He is a happy man, that hath a true friend at his need; but he is more truly happy, that hath no need of his friend. A Courageous Nigger. A nigger, on being charged by his master with being afraid of work, replied, "No, massa, no 'fraid of work; I'll lie down and sleep by it." "Tlx Apparel oft proclaims the Man." A man ought in his clothes to conform something to those that he converses with, to the custom of the nation, and the fashion that is decent and general, to the-occasion, and his own condition: for that is best that best suits with one's calling, and the rank we live in. And, seeing all men are not CEdipuses, to read the riddle of another man's inside, and most men more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559703
  • 9781236559708