The Living Age Volume 109

The Living Age Volume 109

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...about Jones, I am sorry to say. As for Smith, his conduct is abominable. Vhat will you say, my dear friend, when I tell you that Smith was the first erson to put this thing into my head, and II have merely been carrying out his unblessed crotchets? Not a. line from him, thou h; and he is not a. busy man like you, ut always mooning away his time in that study of his. Robinson, too, has behaved very ill to me. He is not a man whose opinion I value much; but I did think he was a firm friend, and would not like to see me abused, as I have been, in those confounded news apers. Not a word from him I He might have looked in upon me some evening. We do not live so very may be, have comparatively little weight, far apart, but that Master Robinson might and dwell but a short time in the memory, have made the journe I of five miles. unless they are wedded with the concrete. never thought much 0 Brown, as a man of any intellect; but stilll imagined he was a hearty sort of fellow, and his very ob-stinacy would, I thought, have made him take the weaker side. Brown and I belong to the Direction of the same Insurance Oflice; he has contrived to be absent at our last two meetings. The chairman takes a different view from what I do in this matter, and I suppose Brown did not like to go a ainst the chairman, though, in matters of Iiusiness, he is a steady opponent to him, to show his independence. Green is the worst of all. You know how I pulled him through that very awkward aflhir of his. I must own that, hitherto, he has ever been most profusely grateful in word and deed, but his gratitude does not extend to battling with the world for a friend who is now himself in some trouble. Good heavens! how afraid you all are of this same world--so many millions of...show more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779401
  • 9781236779403