The Latest Thing and Other Things (Classic Reprint)

The Latest Thing and Other Things (Classic Reprint)

by Alexander Black
     
 

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I mention such a matter here because this is the place for the confession of dutiable luggage, and because the mellow practice of a preliminary gesture, as in opening an after dinner speech, even if foolish in itself, should not, perhaps, be permitted to die out. Unless the prefatory franchise is maintained by running

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Excerpt from The Latest Thing and Other Things

I mention such a matter here because this is the place for the confession of dutiable luggage, and because the mellow practice of a preliminary gesture, as in opening an after dinner speech, even if foolish in itself, should not, perhaps, be permitted to die out. Unless the prefatory franchise is maintained by running an occasional car over the tracks, some writer who really needed the privilege, for any high or peculiar purpose, might be sorely embarrassed.

Also, it will not be inappropriate to mention that certain of these casuals have met audiences in the Atlantic, the Century, the Bookman and elsewhere. Certain others, in the spot light of this print, now have a presumptuously personal, sometimes even rather an unkempt look, as not yet having dressed for dinner; as being still, in fact, in the hunting clothes of their individual adventure. However, though the Gentle Reader is quaintly obsolete, the Discriminating Reader, who needs no charts (and must summon a special patience for prefaces), will quite know how to separate the shameless from the better mannered.

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ISBN-13:
9781333152239
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/03/2016
Pages:
324

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