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Excerpt from The English Review: August, 1916 The pace is terrific, for we are in a purer air; but, alas! This thickens again as we reach the Second Part. There is still a gallant struggle for the higher plane at the outset. The Knight's I looked a' should have sent me two and twenty yards of satin is set right by the change of the coarsely colloquial a' into he, and we dash on with the pleasing expectation of all right ahead, when we are suddenly pulled' up with a An I could but get me a wife in the stews in all the naked and unexpurgated horror of the original text. It is all very well to suppose that the young person may mistake this for a cryptic reference to the Irish stews of nursery days, but he ought not to have been' suffered to run the risk. And what are we, or he, to say when we come to The young prince hatlf misled me I am the fellow with the great belly, and he my dog. Hem! Yet, but a few lines lower down, the Lord Chief Justice of England is prevented from taunting the old sinner with his increasing belly, as it stands in the canon, by the substitution of body for the objectionable term. But it is a short-lived joy. Soon we have F alstaff's My lord, I was born about three of the clock 'in the after noon, with a white head, and something of a round belly. Why with this truly damnable iteration of the unpleasant fact that we have an organ so odiously ungenteel? He might have called it a stomach, and saved the situation, at whatever cost to the proprieties of science. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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