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Kipling Journal articles
Doctors and lawyers only, that I know,The ORG continues: “With these cautionary lines in mind and the pages of "Mrs. Bathurst" before him, only a boldly opinionated man would claim to have found solutions to all their problems, and he would unquestionably have difficulty in convincing others of their correctness. If 'I think', 'It is suggested', and 'We may perhaps suppose' do not figure in the following notes, their omission is only to save space and reduce tedium.
Do not mistake their views for final fact
But “give opinions". Give? Well sometimes so,
The noun at least is modest and exact. [D.H.B].
(a) Mrs. Bathurst might have been persuaded to leave New Zealand by the hope of marriage or alternatively by loneliness or a compulsion to try a last despairing effort to patch things up.