A Rogue's Life
be some consolation to them to know that, next to absolute starvation, the same
company-dinner, every day, is one of the hardest trials that assail human
endurance. I date my first serious determination to throw over the medical
profession at the earliest convenient opportunity, from the second season's
series of dinners at which my aspirations, as a rising physician, unavoidably and
regularly condemned me to be present.