While I’m not really updating this Tumblr any more, I now have a very similar one that I am updating — Some Old Jokes. Please come visit.
I know I have neglected to post for several months, but this seems like the appropriate place to share some excellent things I’ve found recently on Google Books.
“To My Mother, I Dedicate This Work. She gave me a predisposition to dyspepsia, but with it the control of my appetites; so that I think the inherited weakness has proved a moral advantage. Not one of my readers will more fully appreciate every though, and not one will vouchsafe a more hearty blessing to every good intention. The vision of her benignant face away there in the old home, and the thought that she constatntly muses of her absent son, awakens my best impulses. To merit and enjoy her loving approval is my richest reward.”
— Dio Lewis, Talks About People’s Stomachs