The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow - The Original Classic Edition
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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Jerome K. Jerome, which is now, at last, again available to you.
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The gentleman who, when I was young, bathed me at wisdoms font for nine guineas a term-no extras-used to say he never knew a boy who could do less work in more time; and I remember my poor grandmother once incidentally observing, in the course of an instruction upon the use of the Prayer-book, that it was highly improbable that I should ever do much that I ought not to do, but that she felt convinced beyond a doubt that I should leave undone pretty well everything that I ought to do.
...If, by any extraordinary chance, there was no war going, then they got up a deadly family feud with the next-door neighbor, and if, in spite of this, they still had a few spare moments on their hands, they occupied them with discussions as to whose sweetheart was the best looking, the arguments employed on both sides being battle-axes, clubs, etc.
... But if the other fellow broke his head-not his own, you know, but the other fellows-the other fellow to the second fellow, that is, because of course the other fellow would only be the other fellow to him, not the first fellow who-well, if he broke his head, then his girl-not the other fellows, but the fellow who was the-Look here, if A broke Bs head, then As girl was a pretty girl; but if B broke As head, then As girl wasnt a pretty girl, but Bs girl was.
...I am looking forward to the time when we men shall have nothing to do but lie in bed till twelve, read two novels a day, have nice little five-oclock teas all to ourselves, and tax our brains with nothing more trying than discussions upon the latest patterns in trousers and arguments as to what Mr.
...Many dear old ladies who daily look at tiny shoes lying in lavender-scented drawers, and weep as they think of the tiny feet whose toddling march is done, and sweet-faced young ones who place each night beneath their pillow some lock that once curled on a boyish head that the salt waves have kissed to death, will call me a nasty cynical brute and say Im talking nonsense; but I believe, nevertheless, that if they will ask themselves truthfully whether they find it unpleasant to dwell thus on their sorrow, they will be compelled to answer No.
- Emereo Publishing, October 2012
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