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Bartleby's interment. yet, ere parting with the reader, enable me say, that if this little narrative has sufficiently him, to rouse , ^~t^ A>/^5 Y^ Bartleby the Scrivener 109 interest as to who Bartleby used to be, and what demeanour of existence he resulted in the current narrator's making his acquaintance, i will in basic terms past •)J^ answer, that during such interest I totally proportion, yet am fully not able to >'—\ gratify it. but the following I rarely recognize no matter if I may still disclose one little merchandise of rumor, which got here to y ear a number of months after the scricr^ rX m Upon what it rested, i'll by no means ensure; can't now inform. yet, inasmuch as this obscure file has no longer been and not using a sure suggestive curiosity to me, besides the fact that unhappy, it could actually end up an analogous with a few others; and so i'm going to in brief point out it. The document was once this: that Bartleby have been a subordinate clerk within the useless Letter workplace at Washington, from which he were without warning got rid of by way of a metamorphosis within the management. whilst i feel over this rumor, not often am i able to exhibit the feelings which grab me. useless letters! does it no longer sound like lifeless males? Conceive a guy through nature and misfortune susceptible to a pallid hopeless\J ness, can any enterprise appear extra suited to heighten it than that of constantly dealing with those useless letters, and assorting them for the flames? For by means of the cartload they're each year burned. occasionally from out the folded paper the faded clerk takes a hoop— the finger it was once intended for, probably, moulders within the grave; a bank-note despatched in swiftest charity— he whom it can relieve, nor eats nor hungers any KjA extra; pardon should you died despairing; wish in case you died ' \unhoping; sturdy tidings should you died stifled via unrelieved calamities. On errands of existence, th ese letters _speed to loss of life. t Xi/j ^. c Ah^Ba rtleby! Ah, h uman ity! rnjbi\ o^l ^tcl ^, ^viAXd Ot& vener's decease. and therefore, how precise it is foundation I f > 1 &ncU