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Melmoth Reconciled

By De Balzac, Honore

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Book Id: WPLBN0000677115
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Melmoth Reconciled  
Author: De Balzac, Honore
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Excerpt: There is a special variety of human nature obtained in the Social Kingdom by a process analogous to that of the gardener?s craft in the Vegetable Kingdom, to wit, by the forcing-house--a species of hybrid which can be raised neither from seed nor from slips. This product is known as the Cashier, an anthropomorphous growth, watered by religious doctrine, trained up in fear of the guillotine, pruned by vice, to flourish on a third floor with an estimable wife by his side and an uninteresting family.


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