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  • Economize as he would, the earnings from hack-work did not balance expenses.

    Chapter 33

  • His vacation had consumed nearly all he had earned in the laundry, and he was so far from his market that weeks must elapse before he could hope for the first returns from his hack-work.

    Chapter 23

  • I once submitted an afternoon's hack-work, in the form of a fifteen hundred word skit, to a New York weekly paper.


  • And furthermore, the hack-work keeps me in touch with things literary and gives me time to try bigger things.

    Chapter 22

  • Mine is to begin with hack-work and develop into an able author.

    Chapter 22

  • During the twenty-five days spent on "The Shame of the Sun," he sold hack-work to the extent of six dollars and fifty cents.

    Chapter 28

  • On the contrary, hack-work is above you, so far above you that you can never hope to rise to it.

    Chapter 31

  • I shall leave masterpieces alone and do hack-work — jokes, paragraphs, feature articles, humorous verse, and society verse — all the rot for which there seems so much demand.

    Chapter 22

  • At home was several hours 'hack-work waiting for him before he went to bed, and after he went to bed there was a volume of Weismann waiting for him, to say nothing of Herbert Spencer's

    Chapter 31

  • The hack-work is only makeshift, and I don't take it seriously.

    Chapter 22


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