Mince Pie


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Mince Pie is a compilation of humorous sketches, poetry, and essays written by Christopher Morley. Morley sets the tone in the preface: "If one asks what excuse there can be for prolonging the existence of these trifles, my answer is that there is no excuse. But a copy on the bedside shelf may possibly pave the way to easy slumber. Only a mind "debauched by learning" (in Doctor Johnson's phrase) will scrutinize them too anxiously." (Summary from preface and by lubee930) (6 hr 0 min)

Chapters

00 - Instructions 3:31 Read by Lucretia B.
01 - On Filling an Ink-Well 9:51 Read by Daryl Wor
02 - Old Thoughts for Christmas 9:28 Read by Ann Boulais
03 - Christmas Cards 5:41 Read by Ann Boulais
04 - On Unanswering Letters 7:27 Read by Daryl Wor
05 - A Letter to Father Time 8:29 Read by Mike Pelton
06 - What Men Live By 7:45 Read by Mike Pelton
07 - The Unnatural Naturalist 8:05 Read by Mike Pelton
08 - Sitting in the Barber's Chair 5:28 Read by Mike Pelton
09 - Brown Eyes and Equinoxes 5:02 Read by Libby Gohn
10 - 163 Innocent Old Men 7:04 Read by Phillip J Mather
11 - A Tragic Smell in Marathon 7:00 Read by Daryl Wor
12 - Bullied by the Birds 6:50 Read by Mike Pelton
13 - A Message for Boonville 6:45 Read by Mike Pelton
14 - Making Marathon Safe for the Urchin 8:31 Read by Mike Pelton
15 - The Smell of Smells 4:55 Read by Mike Pelton
16 - A Japanese Bachelor 19:36 Read by Mike Pelton
17 - Two Days We Celebrate 21:24 Read by Mike Pelton
18 - The Urchin at the Zoo 9:12 Read by Mike Pelton
19 - Fellow Craftsmen 6:40 Read by Mike Pelton
20 - The Key Ring 7:18 Read by Daryl Wor
21 - 'Owd Bob' - Chapter 1 - Introduces Our Hero 3:00 Read by Daryl Wor
22 - 'Owd Bob' - Chapter 2 - Our Hero Begins a Career 3:22 Read by Daryl Wor
23 - 'Owd Bob' - Chapter 3 - In Which Our Hero Darts Off at a Tangent 4:25 Read by Daryl Wor
24 - 'Owd Bob' - Chapter 4 - Our Hero's Book and Heart Shall Never Part 4:37 Read by Daryl Wor
25 - 'Owd Bob' - Chapter 5 - Further Oscillations of Our Hero 5:22 Read by Daryl Wor
26 - 'Owd Bob' - Chapter 6 - Our Hero Finds a Steady Job 2:43 Read by Daryl Wor
27 - The Apple That No One Ate 9:29 Read by Patti Cunningham
28 - As To Rumors 9:44 Read by Daryl Wor
29 - Our Mothers 6:45 Read by Daryl Wor
30 - Greeting to American Anglers 4:42 Read by Daryl Wor
31 - Mrs. Izaak Walton Writes a Letter to Her Mother 3:07 Read by Libby Gohn
32 - Truth 3:03 Read by Daryl Wor
33 - The Tragedy of Washington Square 9:18 Read by Lynne T
34 - If Mr. Wilson Were the Weather Man 3:38 Read by Lynne T
35 - Syntax for Cynics: A Grammar of the Feminine Language 5:03 Read by Libby Gohn
36 - The Truth at Last: An Extract From Martha Washington's Diary 2:17 Read by Lynne T
37 - Fixed Ideas 3:11 Read by Libby Gohn
38 - Trials of a President Traveling Abroad 2:53 Read by Lynne T
39 - Diary of a Publisher's Office Boy 2:10 Read by Lynne T
40 - The Dog's Commandments 2:19 Read by Verity Kendall
41 - The Value of Criticism 4:32 Read by Daryl Wor
42 - A Marriage Service for Commuters 1:36 Read by Libby Gohn
43 - The Sunny Side of Grub Street 13:01 Read by Daryl Wor
44 - Burial Service for a Newspaper Joke 1:28 Read by Daryl Wor
45 - Advice to Those Visiting a Baby 1:47 Read by Daryl Wor
46 - Abou Ben Woodrow 2:22 Read by Daryl Wor
47 - My Magnificent System 3:40 Read by Daryl Wor
48 - Letters to Cynthia 1: In Praise of Boobs 6:40 Read by Daryl Wor
49 - Letters to Cynthia 2: Simplification 6:33 Read by Daryl Wor
50 - To An Unknown Damsel 2:08 Read by Daryl Wor
51 - Thoughts on Setting an Alarm Clock 1:04 Read by Naomi Park
52 - Songs in a Shower Bath: Hot Water and Cold Water 1:35 Read by Daryl Wor
53 - On Dedicating a New Teapot 1:34 Read by Lynne T
54 - The Unforgivable Syntax 1:25 Read by Lynne T
55 - Visiting Poets 6:54 Read by Daryl Wor
56 - A Good Home in the Suburbs 2:02 Read by Daryl Wor
57 - Walt Whitman Miniatures, Part 1 10:56 Read by Mike Pelton
58 - Walt Whitman Miniatures, Part 2 10:08 Read by Mike Pelton
59 - Walt Whitman Miniatures, Part 3 7:51 Read by Mike Pelton
60 - On Doors 5:55 Read by Daryl Wor