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Excerpt from Modern Achievement, Vol. 2: Business and Professional Life; With an Introduction
A distinguished judge Of the highest court in England was apprenticed to a provincial hatter. One of the ablest jurists and statesmen now living began life as a Civil engineer. The son of a poor foreign peddler became a cabinet minister, then Lord Chancellor, and he died in Washington while acting as the British commissioner on the Bering Sea arbitra tion. Moody, the evangelist, was first a Shoe salesman. Darwin was destined for the Church. A well-placed Clergy man of varied gifts regretted he had not been made a ballet master, dancing being almost a passion with him and he was a natural expert. The Speaker of the House of Commons is proud of his descent from a famous pugilist, though he preferred to carry on the fighting business with tongue instead of fists, with a law court for prize ring. Our own country abounds with instances of brilliant careers that began by running off the track on which they had so jubilantly, but mistakenly, started.
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