The Medical Pickwick; A Monthly Literary Magazine of Wit and Wisdom ... Volume 6

The Medical Pickwick; A Monthly Literary Magazine of Wit and Wisdom ... Volume 6

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: discourse has kindled in you a strong desire to pursue diligently the post-prandial oratorical course and I feel sure you will find my suggestions of great help in your study. Next Monday I intend to deliver before you a complete after-dinner speech on the subject of "The quickest and safest way to communicate with Mars." The speech originated with a Texas oil promoter and was used by him to address an audience of prospective investors: afterwards it was remodeled into a lecture on "How to milk cows." Last year Professor Noodle slightly changed the speech for an address on the "Atomic composition of the Ion." In January the speech was again altered and used for a "Back to the Church Drive." and I finally received it from a bald-headed man who used it as an advertisement for a hair restorer." I shall show you how by slight changes here and there the same speech was effectively used on all these various occasions, and it will not have outlived its usefulness even after my next lecture. M. A. FINK, D. D. 5. New York, N. Y. Dr. Thompson (Who Has Been Greatly Annoyed by Bad Telephone Service): "This is the limit! Here I've been waiting for ten minutes and Central hasn't even answered yet." house to show their alarm in a boisterous manner. The present situation was being excitedly discussed in whispers among the three servants of the household, the butler, the maid and the cook. And the chauffeur had been hurriedly dragged from under the big, black limousine to enter the conference in the kitchen. He stood there, among those immaculately clean and scrupulously attired domestics, with greasy clothes and oily hands. listening to their individual and collective outbursts, patiently. more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694805X
  • 9781236948052