Fifty Years Of Fleet Street; Being The Life And Recollections Of Sir John R. Robinson

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byFrederick Moy Thomas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX In a newspaper office--Bores and lunatics--Actions for libel--The M.P. and his obituary notice--Party organs and their sources of information--Letters to the editor--Practical jokers--Bogus reports--A clever rascal--Penny-a-liners--Mistakes of reporters. A Whole book might be written about the people who frequent newspaper offices. "Ah," said a caller to an American editor, seeing broken tables and chairs on the floor, " I see you've had visitors." The traditional caller with a grievance (and a big stick) does not often make his appearance in Fleet Street in these days, but others scarcely less dreaded by a busy journalist are ever to the fore. There are men who will not be denied. One individual at least has rushed into the editorial sanctum dragging along with him a good strong commissionaire who vainly tried to stop him; and insisted on having his say. A perfect stranger who has been shown up, has deliberately taken off his overcoat before uttering a word and hung it on a peg. Such an act goes beyond the limits of human endurance. How does such a one get in? Sometimes he bears the same name as a trusted contributor whose face the editor fully expects to see. Instead, it is perhaps the features of an injured votary of science who has brought a dozen actions against the Admiralty, and claims that every ironCh. xix AN ENTHUSIAST clad that has been launched during the past ten years has been built from sketches sent in by him, pencilled on odd slips of paper, to the First Lord. Some of these people have an easy expression of self-satisfaction, of infatuated sincerity, which to a busy man is positively maddening. Many inventors have been treated scurvily by the world, but for all that, as a class they inspire little sympathy, at all events in Flee...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX In a newspaper office--Bores and lunatics--Actions for libel--The M.P. and his obituary notice--Party organs and the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217831702

ISBN - 13:9780217831703

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