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Mr Twain & Mr Shirley in Conversation

Mark Twain and John Shirley
“Authorship is not a trade, it is an inspiration; authorship does not keep an office,
its habitation is all out under the sky, and everywhere the winds are blowing
and the sun is shining and the creatures of God are free.”
Mark Twain in a petition to the Queen of England, 1887, requesting exemption from British income tax on royalties