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Don’t Mention Legs!

Snippets 120. Regular readers will know that I often quote from Max O’Rell, one of my favourite authors who deserved to be celebrated and remembered far more than he is. The following is from Jonathan and His Continent (1889), a … Continue reading

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A Moral Dilemma

Snippets 84. In the previous post we looked at a quote from The British Apollo, which illustrated the “agony aunt” question and answer format of the short-lived publication (more information below). The following quote concerns a moral dilemma which could … Continue reading

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Journals 13.2 – Reminiscences of an Idler (Part 2)

This is the continuation of my article on Henry Wikoff’s journal. For the previous part, please see the entry posted on 7th March 2016. Wikoff’s first exploration of London was an eye-opener for him, with everything on such a grand … Continue reading

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The 1860 Joke Book (Snippets 54)

Joke books are not just a modern phenomenon, but look too far back into the past and you will struggle to find any that are at all funny to a modern reader. However, that does not mean that they cannot … Continue reading

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Lovely view, shame about the corpse (Snippets 1)

The following quote is taken from The Autobiography of a Stage-Coachman, by Thomas Cross, published in three volumes by Hurst and Blackett in 1861. The author describes a journey by stagecoach in the year 1806: I have been on many … Continue reading

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