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Nicholas's Notes and Sporting Prophecies

Nicholas's Notes and Sporting Prophecies

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By: W.J. Prowse

Excerpt from the Introduction: It is by no means apologetically that I remind the reader how the NICHOLAS PAPERS were written week by week, in the brief intervals of arduous and engrossing journalistic work. On the contrary, I mention the fact, because it should increase one's admiration for the genius, which, under such circumstances, and from materials so slight, could create the life-like character of "The Old Man." For it is not merely to his quaint language and ingenious blundering that Nicholas owes his popularity; but to those masterly little touches, by which he is made to reveal himself, autobiographically, in all his cunning and all his meanness,-servile in adversity, ungrateful in prosperity, vain, mendacious, and disreputable.

  • ISBN-13: 9781598388671
  • 156 pages
  • Paperback : 5 x 8 inches

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