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Stories and Poems — Charles B. Taylor

The Fools' Pence by Rev. Charles B. Tayler

Charles Doe Charles B. Taylor

THE FOOLS' PENCE by Rev. Charles B. Tayler. HAVE you ever seen a London gin-shop? There is, perhaps, no statelier shop in the magnificent chief city of England. No expense seems to be spared in the building and the furnishing of a gin-shop. Not many years ago a gin-shop was a mean-looking, and by no means a spacious place, with a few small bottles, not bigger than a doctor's largest vials, in the dusty window. But now, however poor many of the working classes may be, it seems to be their pleasure to squander their little remaining money upon a...

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