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Excerpt from Humorous Episodes in the Life of a Provincial Publisher: Extending Over Fifty YearsTo sit down and reproduce the reminiscences of an active, political life of fifty years is what cannot be done without a good memory. In 1850 I enteredMoreExcerpt from Humorous Episodes in the Life of a Provincial Publisher: Extending Over Fifty YearsTo sit down and reproduce the reminiscences of an active, political life of fifty years is what cannot be done without a good memory. In 1850 I entered the Inland Revenue Office of the adjoining county town, where I got an insight into business amongst a large staff of clerks under two chiefs: Colonel Munro, a gentleman of about seventy-five, Collector of Taxes and Distributer of Stamps- and his colleague, James Morrison, probably the same age as his chief, but a fiery, swearing, quick-tempered man, while the Colonel was the very acme of politeness. His maxim was: I am a man of few words, and speak but seldom This maxim he kept to the letter. His usual expression was God bless me, and it was impossible to engage in conversation with him without that expression being repeatedly used. The Colonel gave the office a wide berth. At ten a.m. he called to see his letters, which his colleague would put before him in his private room. Any letters to-day, Mr Morrison? Yes, several- some of great importance.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.