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Short Stories - Volume VII

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Short Stories - Volume VII by Charles Dickens
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Classic from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, language: English, abstract: Some Particulars Concerning a Lion We have a great respect for lions in the abstract. In common with most other people, we have heard and read of many instances of their bravery and generosity. We have duly admired that heroic self-denial and charming philanthropy which prompts them never to eat people except when they are hungry, and we have been deeply impressed with a becoming sense of the politeness they are said to display towards unmarried ladies of a certain state. All natural histories teem with anecdotes illustrative of their excellent qualities; and one old spelling-book in particular recounts a touching instance of an old lion, of high moral dignity and stern principle, who felt it his imperative duty to devour a young man who had contracted a habit of swearing, as a striking example to the rising generation.[...] *** Somebody's Luggage Chapter I--His Leaving It Till Called For The writer of these humble lines being a Waiter, and having come of a family of Waiters, and owning at the present time five brothers who are all Waiters, and likewise an only sister who is a Waitress, would wish to offer a few words respecting his calling; first having the pleasure of hereby in a friendly manner offering the Dedication of the same unto Joseph, much respected Head Waiter at the Slamjam Coffee-house, London, E.C., than which a individual more eminently deserving of the name of man, or a more amenable honour to his own head and heart, whether considered in the light of a Waiter or regarded as a human being, do not exist.[...] *** Sunday Under Three Heads Dedication To The Right Reverend THE BISHOP OF LONDON MY LORD, You were among the first, some years ago, to expatiate on the vicious addiction of the lower classes of society to Sunday excursions; and were thus instrumental in calling forth occasional demonstrations of those extreme opinio
Release date NZ
January 20th, 2009
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Grin Publishing
Dimensions
148x210x7
ISBN-13
9783640246885
Product ID
27054793

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