” There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones – competences, while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery. “


” It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers. “


” How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain, and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is! “


” A great philosopher has stated that the worst evil of poverty is, that it makes folks ridiculous, by which, I hope, he only means that, as in the above case, it places them in incongruous positions. “



All 4 James Payn Quotes about Great in picture


There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones - competences, while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery.
It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers.
How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain, and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!
A great philosopher has stated that the worst evil of poverty is, that it makes folks ridiculous, by which, I hope, he only means that, as in the above case, it places them in incongruous positions.

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