Oliver Wendell Holmes (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance) by William Dean Howells

Oliver Wendell Holmes (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)

byWilliam Dean Howells

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Elsewhere we literary folk are apt to be such a common lot, with tendencies here and there to be a shabby lot; we arrive from all sorts of unexpected holes and corners of the earth, remote, obscure; and at the best we do so often come up out of the ground; but at Boston we were of ascertained and noted origin, and good part of us dropped from the skies. Instead of holding horses before the doors of theatres; or capping verses at the plough-tail; or tramping over Europe with nothing but a flute in the pocket; or walking up to the metropolis with no luggage but the MS. of a tragedy; or sleeping in doorways or under the arches of bridges; or serving as apothecaries' 'prentices— we were good society from the beginning. I think this was none the worse for us, and it was vastly the better for good society.
Title:Oliver Wendell Holmes (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819948170

ISBN - 13:9782819948179

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