7] If the invasion of the legitimate
sphere of prose in England by the spirit of poetry, weaker or stronger, has been something far deeper than is indicated by that tendency to write unconscious blank verse, which has made it feasible to transcribe about one-half of Dickens's otherwise so admirable Barnaby Rudge in blank-verse lines, a tendency (outdoing our old friend M.
In addition, and outside the legitimate
field of the transaction, we will pinch the shorts for a very large sum.
Welcome, I say, valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha; not the false, the fictitious, the apocryphal, that these latter days have offered us in lying histories, but the true, the legitimate
, the real one that Cide Hamete Benengeli, flower of historians, has described to us
Yet before I proceed to my legitimate
subject some few final remarks will no doubt be expected by my Readers upon those pillars and mainstays of the Constitution of Flatland, the controllers of our conduct and shapers of our destiny, the objects of universal homage and almost of adoration: need I say that I mean our Circles or Priests?
The main object of these companies was not, like that of the Western Union, to do a legitimate
telephone business, but to sell stock to the public.