What Will He Do with It?

9781503381605: What Will He Do with It?

"[...]of fingers, probably observes; or if he has failed to do so, it is a blot in his essay. "You see, sir," quoth the Cobbler, "that a man's business has a deal to do with his manner of thinking. Every trade, I take it, has ideas as belong to it. Butchers don't see life as bakers do; and if you talk to a dozen tallow-chandlers, then to a dozen blacksmiths, you will see tallow-chandlers are peculiar, and blacksmiths too." "You are a keen observer," said he of the jean cap, admiringly; "your remark is new to me; I dare say it is true." "Course it is; and the stars have summat to do with it; for if they order a man's calling, it stands to reason that they order a man's mind to fit it. Now, a tailor sits on his board with others, and is always a-talking with 'em, and a-reading the news; therefore he thinks, as his fellows do, smart and sharp, bang up to the day, but nothing 'riginal and all his own, like. But a [...]".

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