The Medical Standard Volume 42, No. 11

The Medical Standard Volume 42, No. 11

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... here Where e'en the stars like irised drops of dew Speak to thee from within their trembling sphere--Call to thy soul, and bid thee wake and sing Thankful thou livest e'en thro' suffering.--George P. Butler. In his clever little story of "The Pour Clever Brothers," Grim recounts the following suggestive conversation between the first of the brothers who went to seek his fortune and a man wohm he met on the road: "Go with me," said the man, "and turn to be a thief." "No," replied the youth, "that would unfit me for any respectable trade; and the end is trouble, or to swing at last like a clapper in a bell." ' Oh, ' rejoined the man, ' there is no fear of the gallows in my trade. I will only teach you to accomplish what other people cannot attain to, and so cleverly that no one will ever find it out.' So he allowed himself to be persuaded, and was instructed by the man so well that he became quite skillful in sleight of hand, and at last, in his presence, no one knew if what he held belong to him or not. I have always suspected that thes old fairy-tale writers, of whom Grim and Andersen are the kings, had more in their mind than the mere amusement of children. Still waters run deep. There has always seemed to me in their classical tales an undercurrent of quizzical satire, equal, in its kind, to that of Cervantes or Swift. If Grim were living a" the present time, and had penned the sentences quoted above yesterday, he could not have hit off more aptly the spirit and methods of modern Big Business. Prom Grim to Dickens is rather a far cry. Yet only in chronology and nationality. In Dickens one finds the same keen satire upon social and economical conditions, except that in the more

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