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The poet at the breakfast-table 43 editions

Cover of: The poet at the breakfast-table | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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In this, the third series of Breakfast-Table conversations, a slight dramatic background shows off a few talkers and writers, aided by certain silent supernumeraries. The machinery is much like that of the two preceding series. Some of the characters must seem like old acquaintances to those who have read the former papers. As I read these over for the first time for a number of years, I notice one character; presenting a class of beings who have greatly multiplied during the interval which separates the earlier and later Breakfast-Table papers,--I mean the scientific specialists. The entomologist, who confines himself rigidly to the study of the coleoptera, is intended to typify this class. The subdivision of labor, which, as we used to be told, required fourteen different workmen to make a single pin, has reached all branches of knowledge. We find new terms in all the Professions, implying that special provinces have been marked off, each having its own school of students. In theology we have many curious subdivisions; among the rest eschatology, that is to say, the geography, geology, etc., of the "undiscovered country;" in medicine, if the surgeon who deals with dislocations of the right shoulder declines to meddle with a displacement on the other side, we are not surprised, but ring the bell of the practitioner who devotes himself to injuries of the left shoulder.

43 editions First published in 1872

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Cover of: The Poet at the Breakfast Table, His Talks with His Fellow Boarders and The Reader
The Poet at the Breakfast Table, His Talks with His Fellow Boarders and The Reader
July 25, 2007, Kessinger Publishing
Hardcover in English
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The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Poet at the Breakfast Table, His Talks with His Fellow Boarders and The Reader
The Poet at the Breakfast Table, His Talks with His Fellow Boarders and The Reader
April 1, 2005, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Poet at the Breakfast Table
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
eBook in English
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The Poet at the Breakfast Table
September 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The Poet at the Breakfast Table
September 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
June 7, 2000, Adamant Media Corporation
Paperback in English
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Poet at the Breakfast Table
June 1995, Norwood Editions
Textbook Binding in English
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The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
January 1986, Buccaneer Books
Hardcover in English
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The poet at the breakfast-table
1920, Dent
in English - 5th. ed.
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The poet at the breakfast table
1916, Houghton Mifflin Co.
- The Brock ed.
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The poet at the breakfast-table
1906, H. Frowde, Oxford University Press
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The poet at the breakfast table.
1906, J.M. Dent
in English - [2d ed.]
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The poet at the breakfast-table
1902, J. M. Dent
in English
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Poet at the breakfast-table
1900, Walter Scott
in English
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The poet at the breakfast-table.
1899, Houghton, Mifflin
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The poet at the breakfast-table
1893, Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
in English
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The poet at the breakfast-table: he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader
1892, Houghton, Mifflin, Riverside Press
- Standard library ed.
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The poet at the breakfast-table
1891, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Riverside Press
in English
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The poet at the breakfast-table: he talks with his fellow boarders and the reader
1891, Sampson Low, Maston, Searle and Rivington
in English
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Poet at the breakfast-table.
1890, Collins
in English
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The poet at the breakfast-table: he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader.
1887, Houghton, Mifflin and Company
in English - 24th ed.
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The poet at the breakfast-table: he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader
1886, Houghton, Mifflin and Company
in English - 22 ed.
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The poet at the breakfast-table: he talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader.
1885, Houghton, Mifflin and company
in English - 21st ed.
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The poet at the breakfast-table.
1884, Houghton, Mifflin and company
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The poet at the breakfast-table
1872, George Routledge & Sons
in English
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The poet at the breakfast-table: his talks with his fellow-boarders and the reader
1872, James R. Osgood and Company
Electronic resource in English
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Poet At The Breakfast Table
January 1872, Reprint Services Corp
Library binding
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The poet at the breakfast-table
Publish date unknown, William Paterson
in English

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