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I and My Chimney

By Melville, Herman

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Book Id: WPLBN0000627573
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: I and My Chimney  
Author: Melville, Herman
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: I and my chimney, two grey?headed old smokers, reside in the country. We are, I may say, old settlers here; particularly my old chimney, which settles more and more every day. Though I always say, I AND MY CHIMNEY, as Cardinal Wolsey used to say, ?I AND MY KING,? yet this egotistic way of speaking, wherein I take precedence of my chimney, is hereby borne out by the facts; in everything, except the above phrase, my chimney taking precedence of me. Within thirty feet of the turf?sided road, my chimney?a huge, corpulent old Harry VIII of a chimney?rises full in front of me and all my possessions. Standing well up a hillside, my chimney, like Lord Rosse?s monster telescope, swung vertical to hit the meridian moon, is the first object to greet the approaching traveler?s eye, nor is it the last which the sun salutes. My chimney, too, is before me in receiving the first?fruits of the seasons. The snow is on its head ere on my hat; and every spring, as in a hollow beech tree, the first swallows build their nests in it.

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Table of Contents: I and My Chimney, 1 -- Herman Melville, 1

 

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