Excerpt: ...might have contained theatrical properties and still had room left for a baby grand piano. I do not know why the capsule should be so popular. I would rather swallow a porcelain egg or a live turtle. Doctors claim that it is to prevent the bad taste of the medicines, but I have never yet participated in any medicine which was more ...
Excerpt: ...might have contained theatrical properties and still had room left for a baby grand piano. I do not know why the capsule should be so popular. I would rather swallow a porcelain egg or a live turtle. Doctors claim that it is to prevent the bad taste of the medicines, but I have never yet participated in any medicine which was more disagreeable than the gluey shell of an adult capsule, which looks like an overgrown bott and tastes like a rancid nightmare. I doubt the good taste of any one who will turn up his nose at castor-oil or quinine and yet meekly swallow a chrysalis with varnish on the outside. Pg 117 Everywhere I go I find people who seem pleased with the manner in which I have succeeded in resembling the graphic pictures made to represent me in The World. I can truly say that I am not a vain man, but it is certainly pleasing and gratifying to be greeted by a glance of recognition and a yell of genuine delight from total strangers. Many have seemed to suppose that the massive and undraped head shown in these pictures was the result of artistic license or indolence and a general desire to evade the task of making hair. For such people the thrill of joy they feel when they discover that they have not been deceived is marked and genuine. These pictures also stimulate the press of the country to try it themselves and to add other horrors which do not in any way interfere with the likeness, but at the same time encourage me to travel mostly by night. Pg 118 "Curly Locks!" "Curly Locks! Curly Locks! wilt thou be mine? Thou shalt not wash the dishes, nor yet feed the swine
Good. No dust jacket. moderate wear to cover clean and tight interior. 236 p. incl. front., illus., pl. 20 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Plates. Published also under titles: "Nye & Riley's railway guide" and "On the Shoe-string limited with Nye and Riley."
Illustrated. Good. No Jacket. This is a collection of poems and yarns filled with wit and humor from James W. Riley and Bill Nye. Book is in good condition with some page stains, wear, rear spine wear, and soil. 236 pages, 8 x 5.5.
Good. No dust jacket. Edgewear, cover loosening, pages very browned, but readable. Unknown printing. 236 p. incl. front. , illus. , pl. 20 cm. Published also under titles: "Nye & Riley's railway guide" and "On the Shoe-string limited with Nye and Riley. ".
Good. No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Text unmarked. Pages tanned. Stamp on edges of text-block. Soiling to edges of text-block. Black & white illustrations. Bookplate on front pastedown with pocket and circulation slip on rear endpages. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends wth some rubbing and soiling. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 116186.
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