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Life and Literature Over two thousand extracts from ancient and modern writers, and classified in alphabetical order   By: (1833-)

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Transcriber's Notes: Words surrounded by underscores are in italics in the original.

Variations in spelling and hyphenation have been left as in the original. Some typographical and punctuation errors have been corrected. A complete list follows the text.

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LIFE

AND

LITERATURE

[Illustration]

OVER TWO THOUSAND EXTRACTS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN WRITERS, AND CLASSIFIED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

BY

J. PURVER RICHARDSON.

COPYRIGHT 1910 BY J. PURVER RICHARDSON

PRESS OF BROWN MORRISON CO. LYNCHBURG, VA.

PREFACE

Good sir, or madam, whosoever thou mayest be, to whom this volume shall come, cast it not aside, but read it. Its quaint, curious, and helpful selections have been gathered through many years of careful research on both sides of the Atlantic. They will make thee wiser and better, and will conduce to the growth of thy mind, and the health of thy body. Let this book be to thee a magazine of literary food, of which thou shalt partake, and which thou shalt assimilate and digest to the constant increase of thy well being.

The gathering of this bouquet of literary gems has been a work of pleasure, but the compiler shall say nothing of himself for, "the least that one can say of himself is still too much."

DEDICATED

AFFECTIONATELY

TO

MY CHILDREN

JOHN PURVER AND ANNIE SUE,

AND

" To mine own People: meaning those within The magic ring of home my kith and kin;

And those with whom my soul delights to dwell Who walk with me as friends, and wish me well;

And lastly, those a large unnumbered band, Unknown to me who read and understand. "

CONTENTS

PAGE PREFACE 3 Letter A 7 Letter B 27 Letter C 46 Letter D 99 Letter E 112 Letter F 119 Letter G 148 Letter H 168 Letter I 199 Letter J 210 Letter K 213 Letter L 220 Letter M 248 Letter N 295 Letter O 300 Letter P 306 Letter Q 332 Letter R 333 Letter S 344 Letter T 379 Letter U 399 Letter V 400 Letter W 402 Letter Y 433 Letter Z 435 INDEX 437

LIFE AND LITERATURE

A

1

Abilities No man's abilities are so remarkably shining, as not to stand in need of a proper opportunity, a patron, and even the praises of a friend, to recommend them to the notice of the world.

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