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Wit and Wisdom

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Wit and Wisdom

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1 Bisbort, Alan. Famous Last Words: Apt Observations, Pleas, Curses, Benedictions, Sour Notes, Bons Mots, and Insights from People on the Brink of Departure.
San Francisco: Pomegranate, [2001]. 
Octavo, silver illus. boards (hardcover), 154 pp. Fine (As New), in a Fine (As New) dust jakcet. From jacket: ...Alan Bisbort captures all the drama, the tragedy, and even the humor of the departed, whether they left this world or their job. These choice goodbyes -- inspiring, bleak, absurd -- have been gleaned from original sources. And...Bisbort has provided witty, ocncise, and very informative text that puts these famous last words into a factual context so readers can make sense of them. From ancient leaders to today's personalities, from the real to the imagined, Famous Last Words is fascinating, illuminating, and immensely rewarding. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Call, Annie Payson. Every Day Living.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1906). 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters & stamped decorations to spine & upper cover, 214 pp. Very Good, with a hint of speckling along edges. From first chapter: We believe that, however hard our lot may be, we should accept it willingly, and should welcome the most difficult circumstances of life as opportunities for gaining strength of character and the power of helpfulness to others, and that we should never, on any account, regard our personal burdens as limitations.... Contents: The Home; The Training of Children; Good Breeding; The Use of Time; Money Strain; Concerning Resentment; Excuses and Back Talk; Personal Sensitiveness; Selfish Suffering; The Selfishness of Being Good; The Other Point of View; The Greatest Need of College Girls; Diversions; Every Day Living. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Hall, Herbert J., M.D. The Untroubled Mind.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, 1915. 
octavo, grey cloth & boards (hardcover), vi, 96 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges, in orginal glassine wrapper. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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