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Excerpt from Miscellanies in Prose and VerseI hope my readers of this class will not be disappointed with my amateur efforts, but will find in the volume that which will tickle and amuse. There must of necessity be circumstances and occurrences inMoreExcerpt from Miscellanies in Prose and VerseI hope my readers of this class will not be disappointed with my amateur efforts, but will find in the volume that which will tickle and amuse. There must of necessity be circumstances and occurrences in this life to force seriousness upon us, such as grinding poverty, and the severance of ties of affection and friendship. Levity would be out of place in the presence of want, affliction, and mourning, but I do not see why seriousness should be cultivated as though it were an attribute of goodness. There is a time to laugh, and there are persons so constituted, with such a keen and ready perception of the humorous and the ludicrous, that when any droll sight or saying suddenly present themselves to the eye and ear, for such persons to resist the impulse to laugh would be impossible. Such was the case with one of Bradfords worthies, the late Dr. Godwin. The following anecdote which I have heard, if true, illustrates and confirms what I have stated.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.