A sermon on a hat: "'The hat, my boy, the hat, whatever it may
be, is in itself nothing--makes nothing, goes for nothing; but,
be sure of it, everything is life depends upon the cock of the
hat.' For how many men--we put it to your own experience,
reader--have made their way through the thronging crowds that
beset fortune, not by the innate worth and excellence of their
hats, but simply, as Sampson Piebald has it, by 'the cock of
their hats'? The cock's all."