World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

The Potiphar Papers

By Curtis, George William

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000629572
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 172.73 KB
Reproduction Date: 2005
Full Text

Title: The Potiphar Papers  
Author: Curtis, George William
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
Historic
Publication Date:
Publisher: Blackmask Online

Citation

APA MLA Chicago

Curtis, G. W. (n.d.). The Potiphar Papers. Retrieved from http://members.worldlibrary.net/


Description
Excerpt: PREFATORY LETTER TO REV. CREAM CHEESE. REV. AND DEAR SIR: It is surely unnecessary to call the attention of so astute an observer, and so austere a critic, as yourself, to the fact that the title of the leading essay in this little volume (of which, permit me to say, you are so essential an ornament) is marked as a quotation; and a quotation, as you will very well remember, from the lips of our friend, Mrs, Potiphar, herself. Therefore, Rev. Sir, your judgment, which, you must allow me to say, is no less impartial than your experience is profound, will suggest to you that the subject of that essay (of the points of which the succeeding sketches are but elaborations) is the aspect of what is currently termed ?our best society??whether with reason or not, is beside the purpose. Your pastoral charity, I am convinced, will persuade you to direct the attention of your parishioners to this fact, and to assure them, that, when you prepared your timely treatise upon the progress of purple chasubles among the Feejee islanders, you were not justly amenable to the charge of omitting all notice of the cultivation of artificial flowers by the Grim Tartars. The latter are, I believe, a very estimable people, but they were not the subjects of your consideration. To those in your parish, and elsewhere, who have thought fit to suppose that Mrs. Potiphar is Mrs. Somebody?else,?what can we say? conscious as we are, that they who have once known that lady could never confound her with another. But for those who have actually supposed you, yourself, Reverend Sir, to be, not somebody else, but nobody, (!) we can only smile compassionately, and express the hope that a broader experience may give them greater wisdom.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Potiphar Papers, 1 -- George William Curtis, 1 -- PREFATORY LETTER TO REV. CREAM CHEESE, 2 -- I. ?OUR BEST SOCIETY.?, 2 -- II. OUR NEW LIVERY, AND OTHER THINGS, 12 -- A MEDITATION BY PAUL POTIPHAR, ESQ, 25 -- IV. FROM THE SUMMER DIARY OF MINERVA TATTLE, 35 -- V. THE POTIPHARS IN PARIS, 47 -- VI. KURZ PACHA TO THE KING OF SENNAAR, UPON RECEIVING HIS LETTERS OF REC3ALL. -- VII. FROM THE REV. HENRY DOVE TO MRS. POTIPHAR, 65

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • The Point of View (by )
  • The Pension Beaurepas (by )
  • The Patagonia (by )
  • The Papers (by )
  • The Papers (by )
  • The Middle Years (by )
  • The Marriages (by )
  • The Liar (by )
  • The Lesson of the Master (by )
  • The Jolly Corner (by )
  • The Great Good Place (by )
  • The Great Condition (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.