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Quote of the day No 71

Monday 2 March 2015

We started late out of Banbury that next morning. I must confess it, I lay long in bed, and not all the sounds of other barges slipping their lines could waken me.

When at last I did get up, I gathered from Eynsham Harry that the other boatmen had been laughing at him for the strenuous labour of his journey.

‘They say you’d make a fine master for a fly boat, sur,’ he told me. ‘One man’s meat,’ said I; ‘but it’s past belief that any man could find this life a poisoning, even if he were to travel night and day.’

‘Well, sur,’ he replied — and here I learnt he had by way of a philosophy — ‘men have peculious ideas of how they shall enjoy themselves, and they most ways signifies what sort of men they are. ‘Tis one man in a thousand as chooses in this world what he shall be, but every jack one of ‘em select their own enjoyment. I had a week in London once, and there was a friend of mine what spent every evening going to a theater. I’ve never thought properly of him since.’

I thought softly of the times that I had been to the theatre, but said no word of it. I share that weakness in common with many, that at al] hazards I would be thought properly of. Moreover, there was a note in Eynsham Harry’s voice which made me feel that, in what he said, there was a point of view which it might take more than logic to destroy.

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