The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice. The rich are always advising the poor; but the poor seldom venture to return the compliment.” — Sir Arthur Helps, Brevia


[Except for Brevia, these are available from Project Gutenberg]

  • Friends in Council
  • The Claims of Labour
  • The Life of Columbus
  • The Life of Hernando Cortes
  • Brevia
  • Excerpts from Brevia


    [Helps, Sir Arthur]. Brevia: Short Essays and Aphorisms by the Author of “Friends in Council”. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. The reverse of the title page has the following: “Chiswick Press: — printed by Whittingham and Wilkins, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane [London].”

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