This choice of tales, poems, scenes from hit performs, parodies, and feuds, lovingly compiled through a well-known authority within the box, fortunately intermingles the simplest humor of modern years with a number of rib-ticklers from the past.
Major wits and raconteurs too various to say the following liven up those pages.
The excitement is all yours.
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Since scarcely anyone is so secure that his ego does not sometimes need a certain amount of external manipulation, there is scarcely anyone who isn't a snob of some sort. As a matter of fact the gods of the Greeks and the Romans were frightful snobs, morally, physically, and emotionally, and it is not uncommon social (in the larger sense) relationships, for civilized peoples to worship snobbery. It is the Christian religion promoted the virtue of humility for us, and of all the virtues it is the most difficult to come by.
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