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Josh Billings

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The reputashun that a man gits frona hiz ansestors, often wants az uiulcli al tering to fit hiin, az thcir old elothes would. It iz a wizo man who profflts bi liiz ow 11 experience - bat it iza good deal wizerone, who Iets therattlcsnaik bile the other phellow. ïake all the phools out ov this world, and tliar wouldn't be enny phnn, uor prollit in it. I liever quostion a suckcess enny more tlian 1 do the right ov a buil doL to lic in hiz owil gateway. No I don't. Wlieu a wize man undertakea to do a kuauing tbin& he all most allways makes a niizerable failure ov it. Marrid life iz a liule game, in which the woiuan, ii' she iz called, iz allmost suro to hiv a sti'ate fiush. The man who knowa a thing, and can teil it in the fewest WOrds, iz the j hardest kind ov a man to beut iii a kfoss examhmshun. Wlien a man sets down a poor I breller, and takos np a good one he, makes a miatake; Dut when he sets down a good uinbi-eHerand takes p a poor one, he makes a blunder. The thiugs that i kant prove i bcleaye.the most, i be lea ve oueapple iz sour, and anotheroiur sweet, but 1 will giv enny highly oddikatod man, a span oí' inaichcd mule.3, who will tell me wlint makes them so. The sinarlest thiug about enny man iz hiz coushienoe, he may oulary hiz reason, or stutii'y hiz faith, but he kant beat bis coushienco. Timre iz ouly ono tliing that kan bo sed in t'avour oí' tito Boota - they make a man forgit all his olher soiTaWS, Caushuu iza gx)od thing tora man to hav, but when he haz got so nniu-h ov it, that he Ls afrade to tutoh a Kast iron lion, lor fcar it will bite,. iguoranso iz what's the mattei' ov him. Tharo aint oothiug tliat a man will thrivö sa well onais abuse that ain't merited. Wln'iK'vcr yu cuín akroat a man who distrusts everybodily, yu bav touud one whom it is safe tor everyboddy to distrust;


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