Lives of Distinguished Shoemakers (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Jan 12, 2018 - 344 pages
Excerpt from Lives of Distinguished Shoemakers

As this is a work of true narration, and deals in things which have actually existed er happened, it is not expected to be very flowery or poetic in its composition. Imagination is compelled to be fastened, like a horse to a crow-bar, and feed around in a limited circle. Our object has not been to create, but to col lect what has been widely scattered, and condense what has been greatly expanded, into a compact and available form, for the benefit of readers whose access to extensive libraries, as well as opportunities for reading, are necessarily limited.

We have made shoes - we hope to make many more and are aware that the craft is looked down upon by many, who, did they know the state of the case, would be compelled to look up. We hope the following pages will disabuse their innocent minds of this foolish prejudice, and lead all to judge more as men and brothers less as artisans - less as inferiors.

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