Who'd be an Author?: With the Answer

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John Snow & Company, 1869 - Authorship - 264 pages
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Page 18 - ... you have — I have just — just conferred — (laughter and cheers) — permit me to say that I — I beg to assure you, ladies and gentlemen, that nothing I can say on the present occasion can sufficiently express my — your sense of my kindness — (loud applause and laughter) — will kindle...
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Page 251 - ... statement of Bishop Heber, that there is no observable connexion between rank and complexion, is an unaccountable mistake. It is a rule to which the exceptions are very few, that good families, who can keep their children from exposure, are several shades fairer than the labouring classes. I have seen a little girl not more than five or six years of age, with all the finery just described, standing in her father's door to display it. But I have also seen a little girl of not more than that age,...

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