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For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind. James Payn#Happy 64
James Payn#Happy 64
And what holds good of verse holds infinitely better in respect to prose. James payn#Uncategorized 61
James payn#Uncategorized 61
How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is! James Payn#Food 55
James Payn#Food 55
The idea of bringing young people up to Literature is doubtless calculated to raise the eyebrows almost as much as the suggestion of bringing them up to the Stage. James payn#Uncategorized 52
James payn#Uncategorized 52
There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones – competences; while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery. James payn#Uncategorized 43
James payn#Uncategorized 43
Some Critics on the Hearth are not only good-natured, but have rather too high, or, if that is impossible, let us say too pronounced, an opinion of the abilities of their literary friends. James payn#Uncategorized 23
James payn#Uncategorized 23
A man with an invention on which he has spent his life, but has no means to get it developed for the good of humanity – or even patented for himself – must feel the pinch of poverty very acutely. James payn#Uncategorized 21
James payn#Uncategorized 21
A great philosopher has stated that the worst evil of poverty is, that it makes folks ridiculous; by which, I hope, he only means that, as in the above case, it places them in incongruous positions. James payn#Uncategorized 17
James payn#Uncategorized 17
The fact is, if a young man is naturally indolent, the spur of necessity will drive him but a very little way, while the having enough to live upon is often the means of preserving his self-respect. James payn#Uncategorized 16
James payn#Uncategorized 16
As a rule, anyone who can tell a good story can write one, so there really need be no mistake about his qualification; such a man will be careful not to be wearisome, and to keep his point, or his catastrophe, well in hand. James payn#Uncategorized 16
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