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Schott's Miscellany 16 June 2009

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho premiered in New York (1960)


TOASTS FOR PROFESSIONS

The Perfect Gentleman: or, Etiquette and Elegance, published in 1860, lists toasts suitable for various professions. A selection from teh exhaustive list appears below:

a DISTILLER--May he never be out of spirits
a SURGEON--A man who bleeds for his countrymen
a CARPENTER--May he have a warm home and good boarding
a BLACKSMITH--In every speculation may he always hit the nail on the head
a COAL MERCHANT--May his customers be every grate-full
a BOOKKEEPER--May he faithfully keep his books, and may his books keep him
a CART MAKER--May all his wheels be those of fortune


Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat.
Robert Graves (1895-1985)
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