Saturday, October 22, 2016


Buying and Selling

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), Doctor Thorne, chapter I:
Merchants as such are not the first men among us; though it perhaps be open to a merchant to become one of them. Buying and selling is good and necessary; it is very necessary, and may, possibly, be very good; but it cannot be the noblest work of man; and let us hope that it may not in our time be esteemed the noblest work of an Englishman.
Hat tip: Mrs. Laudator, who has been reading Doctor Thorne aloud to me.

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