Advice to persons about to marry - don't.
More Quotes from Henry Mayhew:The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge, and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it.
It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact.
The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living, whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
The attainment of the truth, then, will be my primary aim but by the truth. I wish it to be understood, I mean something more than the bare facts.
Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings.
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