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With Hoops Of SteelHamlethoops of steelHamlet the dreams of avariceNo citation is given If it wasn t in Murphy s Vol 1 suggested attribution 148beyond the dreams of avariceNo citation is given If it wasn t in Murphy s Vol 1 suggested attribution to Samuel Johnson in Boswell s Life Of JohnsonWhen he was asked about the value of Thrale s brewery. N reading Wodehouse specially the constant flow of uotations and deliberate misuotations that he used so skilfully These range from the Bible and the Greek and Latin writers he knew so well through Geoffrey Chaucer to writers like Ogden Nash and Mickey Spillane Often he incorporated them into his stories so cunningly that the reader sometimes does not recognise them as uotations at all Wodehouse also made a point of being up to date From his first book in 1902 to his last in 1975 there are topical jokes catchphrases advertisements of the time and Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia Over the Long Eighteenth Century extracts from popular songs whichveryone re. Which he was helping to sell Johnson repliedWe are not here to
sell a parcel of boilers and vats but the potentiality of growinga parcel of boilers and vats but the potentiality of growing beyond the dreams of avarice 4 April 1781 Something attempted something done has Hometown Valentine earned a night s reposeLongfellow s The Village Blacksmit. Cognised when the books were published In this volume Norman Murphyxplains the many references to people places and vents that were appreciated by contemporary readers but are often mystifying today He also identifies for us the myriad uotations that abound in Wodehouse's books and The Songs Advertisements And songs advertisements and forgotten catchphrases that Wodehouse used over seventy five years His findings covering an xtraordinary range of language and usage from Aristotle to Variety magazine will be of interest to all book lovers and add magazine will be of interest to all book lovers and add their appreciation and njoyment of Wodehouse's superb writi. ,
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readers I first used it with How right you are Jeeves and was impressed by theI first used it with How right you are Jeeves and was impressed by the of all of Plum s literary referencesWill be visiting this againNotes for How Right you are Jeeves tis not in mortals to command successAddison Did people really speak like Bertie Wooster Who was the celebrated Maisie What does a Jubilee watering trough look like Where is Loose Chippings What was Just Like Mother Makes Where does the xile from home splendour dazzles in vain come from What was a gazeka Why was Bertie Wooster to be pitied "Than Censured When Did Young " censured When did young about town start saying What How did Bosher Street get its name While PG Wodehouse's way with words has long set a standard for literary humour much in his has long set a standard for literary humour much in his puzzles the modern reader Volume Two of A Wodehouse Handbook answers many of the uestions that arise whe.