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developing a sense of humor, and found he had a knack of saying bitter things,
which caught people on the raw . . .” Is that what we usually mean by humor?
Sometimes Maugham's irony is more carefully and consciously balanced: “I do
We know that all men are mortal (Socrates was a man; therefore—and so forth),
but it remains for us little more than a logical premiss till we are forced to
recognize that in the ordinary course of things our end can no longer be remote.
Indeed if it were not founded on an accepted legend they would be unanimous in
asserting that such a thing was ... important as the dramatists pretended, for after
all there were politics, golf, getting on with one's job and all sorts of other things, ...
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