Mark Twain quote about wealth from Following the Equator - Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean.
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Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean.
 Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source Following the Equator
Topic wealth jealousy prosperity
Date 1897
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2895/2895-h/2895-h.htm

Context

“When he rose to say good-bye, the door swung open and I caught the flash of a red fez, and heard these words, reverently said—
«Satan see God out?»
«Yes.» And these mis-mated Beings passed from view Satan in the lead and The Other following after.
CHAPTER XL.
Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean.
—Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar.
The next picture in my mind is Government House, on Malabar Point, with the wide sea-view from the windows and broad balconies; abode of His Excellency the Governor of the Bombay Presidency—a residence which is European in everything but the native guards and servants, and is a home and a palace of state harmoniously combined.” source

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