Saturday, May 28, 2005

Extracts from Chordal's Letters

* * * * Because a man, after fifteen years' hard work has failed to make a tip-top blacksmith of himself, it don't follow that he won't make a good surgeon, or dentist, or executive office, in almost any business, and there's many a good blacksmith, if he only knew it, who is trying to accomplish something as a preacher, or a lawyer, or what not. I say that "Every man to his trade" is a good motive, and I say that it is every man's privelage at any time in life to find out what his trade is.

From a collection of letters to the Editor of American Machinist. First Edition published in 1880.


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