Books: Jobation

AN ANTHOLOGY OF INVECTIVE AND ABUSE—Hugh Kingsmill—Dial ($2.50). Anthologist Kingsmill had a good idea when he thought of this book. Although perhaps the most effective invective, the most useful abuse, will never see print, a good deal has been published since Caxton started his press. Anthologist Kingsmill had a big crop to pick from; some of them were daisies.

Dr. Sam Johnson's famed letters to Lord Chesterfield, to Faker James MacPherson, are printed entire; also his observation that Chesterfield's Letters "teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing...

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