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There were many years in which I never kept notes at all. They do not pretend to
be a journal; I never wrote anything about my meetings with interesting or famous
people. I am sorry that I didn't. It would doubtless have made the following ...
Nowadays in looking for an epithet the conscientious writer. searches (generally
in vain!) for one which shall put the thing to be described in a new light,
disclosing some characteristic which has never before been revealed; but
Jeremy Taylor ...
The man was a bachelor, and the Governor advised him to find a nice girl in
England and marry her, and she would keep him straight. At the end of his leave
he came back married and a reformed character. He never touched a drop of
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review