Punch Volume 118

Punch Volume 118

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...are complaining of the lack of malt liquor. Courage, my friends, since you have Do Beers within hail. WASN'T ven thinking o the fool It is enough to be in the sanio market on 'Change with Norton-Bellamy, and outside my office or the House I like to forget him. But long ago he joined the City of London Club, to my regret, and now, in the smoking-room after lunch, during my cup ol coffee, cigar, and game of dominoes, he will too often hurl himself uninvited into a conversation that he is neither asked to join nor desired to enlighten. Upon a day in January last, my friend, ARTHUR Mathers, had a chill on the liver and was suffering under sustained professional ill-fortune. Prom his standpoint, therefore, in the Kaffir Market, he looked out at the world and agreed with Carlyle's unreasonable estimate of mankind. As a jobber in a large way he came to this conclusion: -while I, who am a broker and a member of the Committee, could by no means agree with him. "The spirit of common-sense must be reckoned with," I expla ned to Mathers. "This nation stands where it does by r'ght of that virtue. Take the giving and receiving of advice. You may draw a line through that. There is a rare--a notable genius for giving advice in this country. The war illustrates my point. You will find every journal full of advice given by civilians to soldiers, by soldiers to civilians, by the man in the street to the man in the Cabinet, and by the man in the Cabinet to the man in the street. We think for ourselves--develop abnormal common-sense, and, as a consequence, I maintain that much more good advice is given than bad." But Mathers, what with his chilled liver and business depression, was unreasonable. He derided my contention. He flouted it. He...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778987
  • 9781236778987