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Day 6: A Handy-Book of The British Museum

They don’t write ’em like they used to.

The British Museum is filled to overflowing with almost countless “specimens,” or examples of WORK. The work is that of NATURE and that of MAN; but since man must always work only on the material that Nature gives him, the rudest flint that bears his mark upon it in its sharpened edge is counted as his work.

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