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Mr. Midshipman Easy
Frederick Marryat

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MR MIDSHIPMAN EASY
By FREDERICK MARRYAT (1792-1848) 

CHAPTER I 

Which the reader will find very easy to read. 

MR NICODEMUS EASY was a gentleman who lived down in Hampshire;
he was a married man, and in very easy circumstances.  Most couples find
it very easy to have a family, but not always quite so easy to maintain
them.  Mr Easy was not at all uneasy on the latter score, as he had no
children; but he was anxious to have them, as most people covet what
they cannot obtain.  After ten years, Mr Easy gave it up as a bad job.
Philosophy is said to console a man under disappointment, although
Shakespeare asserts that it is no remedy for toothache; so Mr Easy
turned philosopher, the very best profession a man can take up, when he

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