Westminster Papers; A Monthly Journal of Chess, Whist, Games of Skill and the Drama Volume 1-2

Westminster Papers; A Monthly Journal of Chess, Whist, Games of Skill and the Drama Volume 1-2

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...world. Had he not been slightly out of luck of late he would have been, according to his own belief, Her Majesty's Attorney-General, for which position he thinks he is eminently qualified. He placed the paper in able hands and the management specially devoted itself to the supposed interests of the country gentlemen, a class we confess to have thought the men of honour par excellence. The paper succeeded so that it became a property of great pecuniary value. It realizes, we believe, something like 10,000/. per annum. We confess to a feeling of shame when we find any class of men dishonest, but we look with considerable more leniency on the man that steals a loaf when he is starving, than on the man with money committing the same crime. Both, doubtless, are morally wrong, but, whether a casuist can justify the first offence, none can extenuate the last. To be poor and honest is one thing. To be rich and honest requires no great amount of moral power. Yet the Field with its 10,000/. per annum cannot remain honest or pure for two successive weeks. In our last number we inserted a paragraph extracted from the Field, in which they promised and vowed that they would not puff their own goods. They did not of course mean that they would not puff their own paper, or their own writers, but they did promise that if any one on their staff wrote a book, the Field, in its editorial capacity, would not puff it, and a fortiori assumed, that the writer of the book should not puff in the columns of the Field that same book. We thought the major premiss included the minor. This was not so. Again we were mistaken. Before our ink was dry, the following appeared in the columns of our contemporary: "H.B. We prefer De la Rue's Pocket Guide to Be'zique; but there...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528220
  • 9781236528223