Tom Brown at Oxford (Classic Reprint)

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Tom Brown at Oxford (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Tom Brown at OxfordAs to the name, which has been, perhaps, the chief cause of offence in this matter, the simple facts are, that I chose the name fbrown because it stood first in the trio of Brown, Jones, and Robinson,' which has become a sort of synonym for the middle classes of Great Britain. It happens that my own name and that of Brown have no single letter in' common. As to the Christian name of 'tom,' having chosen Brown, Iscould hardly help taki no single letter in' common. As to the Christian name of 'tom,' having chosen Brown, Iscould hardly help taking it as the prefix. The two names have gone together in England for two hundred years, and the joint name has not enjoyed much of a reputation for respectability. This suited me exactly. I wanted the commonest name I could get, and did not want any name which had the least heroic.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more