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Containing Complete Selections from the World's Best Authors, with Prefatory Biographical and Synoptical Notes by

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, Published in Jan 1970 by BiblioLife, LLC

ISBN10: 1147146373 | ISBN13: 9781147146370

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An Inspired Lobbyist: By J. W. De Forest:
A little New England State has two capitals. Each capital city is ambitious to be sole possessor of the honor. Ananias Pullwool, the Inspired Lobbyist, experienced in the larger ways of Washington, appears on the scene and sees his opportunity. He inspires Slowburg with hope; and Slowburg raises a large fund wherewith the Inspired Lobbyist pledges himself to secure the coveted prize.
But Fastburg is not left to slumber. The Inspired Lobbyist excites its people by exposing to them the direful secret schemes of their hated rivals, only to be circumvented by a much larger fund, which is promptly supplied. The Inspired Lobbyist makes both funds useful - to himself - and departs to seek new conquests.
Diverting History of John Gilpin, The: By William Cowper:
This tale tells how John Gilpin, a worthy citizen of London, set forth upon a borrowed steed to keep holiday with his wife at Islington; how, being unused to the management of spirited horses, he goaded his mount to madness, so that the steed "ran away" with the terrified Gilpin, galloped through Islington at top speed, and never stopped until he reached Ware, miles bevond. Being rescued and rested at Ware, the timid citizen again mounted his now subdued animal and turned toward Islington, but, alas! the horse determined to return to London, which he did forthwith, at speed rivaling that of his outcoming. So, although Gilpin passed twice through Islington, he got neither dinner nor holiday.

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