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Thomas W. Allen

Thomas W. Allen

  • Brother of author James Allen
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Looking Back

In the preface to “David Copperfield," Charles Dickens tells how with mingled feelings of regret and pleasure he laid down the pen after putting "finis” to that masterly work. He speaks of how sorrowfully the task was ended, and with what emotions he dismissed the crowd of the creatures of…
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Precept and Practice

That example is more powerful than precept we are all aware, and are never tired of voicing this sentiment, yet how easy and flattering to adopt the role of preceptor. To glibly utter moral maxims is one of the easiest of occupations, and one in which our conceit grows upon…
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The One Truth More

There is a common saying current which runs, "If you want to know what a man is ask his wife," and like most homely maxims this saying expresses an obvious truth. It is but to utter a platitude to say that a man’s real character is best known to those…
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