Good Things for Railway Readers

Good Things for Railway Readers : One Thousand Anecdotes of Convivialists, Wits and Humourists; Oddities and Eccentricities; Strange Occurrences; Lawyers and Doctors; Painters and Players; Politicians and Soldiers; And Men of Letters (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Good Things for Railway Readers: One Thousand Anecdotes of Convivialists, Wits and Humourists; Oddities and Eccentricities; Strange Occurrences; Lawyers and Doctors; Painters and Players; Politicians and Soldiers; And Men of Letters This has been observed as the rule in the selection and composition of the present Anecdote Library, which, it may be as well here to state, is not borrowed bodily from other Collections of Anecdotes 3 but the incidents or narratives are condensed and in part re-written, mostly from biographical works and historic memoirs, special regard being had to their personal interest. Instead, however, of following the well-beaten track in which Anecdotes have been sought time out of mind, the Compiler and Author of the present Collection has betaken himself to fresh fields and pastures new 3 and has availed himself occasionally of the current journals of the day, so as to give the work more of the interest of the Present than anecdote-books ordinarily possess. Original sources have been turned to account 3 and many of these good things have never before appeared in print Whilst original comments are added to the narratives of others. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 1332972349
  • 9781332972340