The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
One or two friends to whom I showed these papers in MS. having observed that they were not half bad, and some of my relations having promised to buy the book if it ever came out, I feel I have no right to longer delay its issue. But for this, as one may say, public demand, I perhaps should not have ventured to offer these mere &#147;idle thoughts&#148; of mine as mental food for the English-speaking peoples of the earth. What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and elevate. This book wouldn&#146;t elevate a cow. I cannot conscientiously recommend it for any useful purposes whatever. All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading &#147;the best hundred books,&#148; you may take this up for half an hour. It will be a change.
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- 12 Dec 2002
- Pdm Classics