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FISH-TAILS,

AND SOME TRUE ONES.

I.

Why.

I live in the world rather as a Spectator of Mankind than as one of the species. ... ADDISON.

The gravity and stillness of your youth

The world hath noted.-Othello.

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THE object of the makers of books is generally twofold, for they desire the fruits of their genius and their labours in non- material as well material form: fame and fortune (money and notoriety), pelf and a peerage, pennies and popularis aura-what else do romancists desire ? Anonymous newspapermen have to be satisfied with less; but who can appraise their consciousness of power?

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