Sprague's Speeches; A Collection of After-Dinner Speeches, and Miscellaneous Addresses

Sprague's Speeches; A Collection of After-Dinner Speeches, and Miscellaneous Addresses

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... ridiculously low prices. I also visited on this same day the largest advertising agency in New England, and the oldest in the country, and was shown a wonderful system of records. I can't take the time to explain, but I now know how it is the country weekly asks $10.00 for space and gets 82 cents. I have the secret. I got it when the manager's back was turned, and by the aid of a very ambitious and interesting little lady assistant in the office. But, gentlemen of the Michigan Press Association, I digress, and I imagine you are feeling much as the old Boston lady did who died and went to heaven. Some one asked her how she liked heaven. "Well, it's not Boston." So you may say all this is well enough, but it isn't "newspaper etiquette." Well, so it isn't, but I have at least exemplified a kind of etiquette not very common nowadays; I have given an excuse for my absence, and have done what I could, writing at a crowded table in a hotel office, somewhat weary and ill at ease from staying up late o nights and eating Limburger cheese. THE DEAD DEBTOR. Horace somewhere says: We shall not all die. In other words, I suppose, His debts go marching on. Did you ever notice what a lively stir there always is among a man's creditors the moment he dies? Every debt, young and old, is at the wake. Old debts come hobbling in that ought to be ashamed of being alive, demanding a front seat and shuffling aside the younger mourners. Is it possible a dead debtor is a more accommodating one than a live one? Sometimes. I have waited years to collect of some hide-bound old debt conjurer, and finally got satisfaction only by the route of the probate court. And how delightful is the sensation when one, after years of battling with a live debtor, is...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552342
  • 9781236552341