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Gleanings From The Past #40

Lawyers Two lawyers, when a knotty case was o’er, Shook hands, and were as good friends as before. “Zounds!” says the losing client, “how came you To be such good friends, who were such foes just now?” “Thou fool,” says … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #36

Personal Identity Suppose a brave Officer to have been flogged when a boy at school, for robbing an orchard, to have taken a standard from the enemy in his first campaign, and to have been made a General in advanced … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #34

Mind and Body The two philosophies, that which treats of body and that which treats of mind, are both of them good, useful, and necessary. Matter must be studied by the senses and with material experience, just as mind must … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #33

A Will for the Cats A Mr. Jonathan Jackson, of Columbus, Ohio, died some thirty years ago, leaving orders to his executors to erect a cats’ home, the plans and elevation of which he had drawn out with great care … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #32

An Excellent Dog One of the carriers of a New York paper, called the Advocate, having become indisposed, his son took his place; but not knowing the subscribers he was to supply, he took for his guide a dog which … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #30

The Two Thieves Two lrishmen were in prison — one for stealing a cow, the other for stealing a watch. “Mike,” said the cow-stealer, “what o’clock is it?” “Och, Pat, I haven’t my watch handy, but I think it’s about … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #29

Image: DeviantArt Effects of Time So little do we accustom ourselves to consider the effects of time, that things necessary and certain often surprise us like unexpected contingencies. We leave the beauty in her bloom, and, after an absence of … Continue reading

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