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An old solicitor, whom I knew when I was a boy, told me that as an articled clerk
he was once invited to dine with my grandfather. My grandfather carved the beef
and then a servant handed him a dish of potatoes baked in their skins. There are
He talked to me of Italy and Greece, neither of which in point of fact he knew, but
he fired my young imagination and I began to learn Italian. I accepted everything
he told me with the fervour of the proselyte. I should not blame him because he ...
A Russian exile of my acquaintance told me that when he lost his estates and his
wealth, he was overcome with despair; but at the end of a fortnight he regained
his serenity and never since gave a thought to what he had been deprived of.
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review