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TO BE REMEMBERED
Jn Daily Life.
WITH PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND RECOLLECTIONS.
BY JOHN TIMBS, F.S.A.,
AUTHOR OF THINGS NOT GENERALLY KNOWN, CURIOSITIES OF LONDON, ETC.
250. m. 20.
TO THE READER.
TIME and Human Life are the staple subjects of the following pages. These are great matters for so small a book, and may remind you of the philosophical scheme of compressing the world into a nutshell. Now, although we have as yet no means of determining exactly what relation this latter idea has to truth,-it is certain that the rapid multiplication of books incessantly presses upon us, that “ condensation is the result of time and experience, which reject what is no longer essential.” Such is the treatment adopted in the present volume, in which, by focusing great truths from the Living and the Dead, is sought to be exemplified the moral couplet :
Honour and shame from no condition rise ;
Act well your part-there all the honour lies. As a companion volume to Things not Generally Known, it is hoped that Things to be Remembered may be as popularly received as its predecessor. To render the present work more directly of practical application, the sketches of character which it contains have been drawn in great measure from our own time, so as to give the book a current interest. Meanwhile, historic gossip has not been eschewed; but its piquancy has been sparingly used.