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Excerpt from Reminiscences of a Journalist
Person would but write his life with perfect freedom and a sturdy veracity, the book, in Spite of the mediocrity of the author's career or talents, could hardly be dull. We are all men together, liking to learn each other's foibles, to get away from the weari some task of minding our own business, and to enjoy the feminine satisfaction of acquiring each other's secrets. Autobiography occupies a distinct position in the literature of all languages, yet our English tongue can hardly be regarded as rich in it. It is the religious people who have chie y made the world their confidante, and among the religious people, mainly the Methodists and the Quakers, with now and then a contribution from the Presbyterian quar ter of dissent. These books, of which I have read many with a peculiar pleasure, have usually the beauty Of perfect candor and the race of complete self-knowledge. This has rendered graceful and winning the autobiographies of extremely illiterate persons. It has found an immortal expression in.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (June 28, 2016)
isbn: 133292090X, 978-1332920907,
weight: 6.6 ounces (