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Joke ID 54

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [44] from page : 43
>> Joke: 54

Thoughts on Reading.

For general improvement, a man should read whatever hisimmediate inclination prompts him to ;though, to be sure, if a man has a science to learn,he must regularly and resolutely advance. What we read with inclination makes a stronger impression. If we read without inclination,half the mind isemployed in fixing the attention, so there is but half to be employed on what we read. If a man begins to read in the middle of a book, and feels an inclination to go on,let him not quit it to go to the beginning. He mayperhaps not feel again the inclination.



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 43
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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