By W. A. Clouston

Ebook of clever Sayings: chosen mostly from japanese assets through W. A. Clouston. writer of “Popular stories and Fictions,” “Literary Coincidences, and different Papers,” “Flowers from a Persian Garden,” and so on. “Concise sentences, like darts, fly overseas and make impressions, whereas lengthy discourses are tedious and never regarded.”—Bacon. “Many are the sayings of the clever, In historical and in sleek books enrolled.”—Milton. within the following small number of aphorisms, a substantial share are drawn from japanese literature. comprises passages from the Indian epics. in additional smooth occasions, with the only exception of William Hazlitt, our kingdom has produced no very profitable author of aphorisms. Colton’s Lacon; or, many stuff in Few phrases, Addressed to those that imagine, went via a number of variations quickly after its first e-book in 1820.

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