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The Fatal Boots

By Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Title: The Fatal Boots  
Author: Thackeray, William Makepeace
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Thackeray, W. M. (n.d.). The Fatal Boots. Retrieved from http://www.worldebookfair.org/


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Excerpt: JANUARY. The BIRTH OF THE YEAR. Some poet has observed, that if any man would write down what has really happened to him in this mortal life, he would be sure to make a good book, though he never had met with a single adventure from his birth to his burial. How much more, then, must I, who HAVE had adventures, most singular, pathetic, and unparalleled, be able to compile an instructive and entertaining volume for the use of the public. I don?t mean to say that I have killed lions, or seen the wonders of travel in the deserts of Arabia or Prussia; or that I have been a very fashionable character, living with dukes and peeresses, and writing my recollections of them, as the way now is. I never left this my native isle, nor spoke to a lord (except an Irish one, who had rooms in our house, and forgot to pay three weeks? lodging and extras); but, as our immortal bard observes, I have in the course of my existence been so eaten up by the slugs and harrows of outrageous fortune, and have been the object of such continual and extraordinary ill?luck, that I believe it would melt the heart of a milestone to read of it ? that is, if a milestone had a heart of anything but stone.

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