A few of Dalrymple’s superfluities

Dalrymple writes that

without having intended or set out to do so, I seem to have accumulated a vast number of possessions, 99% of which I do not really need and probably never needed, and which now seem like a ball and chain to me.

He lists just a few of these possessions, saying he has far too many

  • plates [dishware]
  • socks
  • mugs
  • pens
  • rubbers [i.e. condoms or erasers or both]
  • saucepans
  • ties [i.e. neckties]
  • knives and forks
  • glasses [i.e. spectacles]
  • shoes
  • ornaments [unspecified]
  • lamps [unspecified light fixtures]
  • towels
  • pencil sharpeners
  • bowls
  • belts [clothing]
  • wastepaper [trash] baskets
  • maps
  • chairs
  • cushions
  • sheets and pillows
  • pullovers
  • tablecloths
  • casseroles
  • scarves
  • hats
  • attaché cases
  • gloves
  • ink bottles
  • rugs [i.e. textile floor coverings]
  • adapter plugs
  • duvet covers
  • soap dishes
  • visiting [calling] cards
  • photograph albums
  • vases
  • old medical journals
  • [clothes] hangers
  • spoons
  • jugs
  • buckets
  • sports jackets [i.e. sport coats]
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