The Miscellaneous Works: Letters from a citizen of the world, to his friend in the East. A familiar introduction to the study of natural history

Putnam, 1856
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Página 109 - I am surprised that the people are found to relieve them, when they must be at the same time sensible that it, in some measure, encourages idleness, 'extravagance, and imposture. Were I to advise any man for whom I had the least regard, I would caution him by all means not to be imposed upon by their false pretences : let me assure you, Sir, they are impostors every one of them, and rather merit a prison than relief.
Página 462 - ... or their misery. But who are those who make the streets their couch, and find a short repose from wretchedness at...
Página 128 - William show'd his lamp-black face. The morn was cold: he views with keen desire The rusty grate, unconscious of a fire: With beer and milk arrears the frieze was scor'd, And five crack'd teacups dress'd the chimney board; A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay, A cap by night — a stocking all the day 1 " With this last line he seemed so much elated, that he was unable to proceed. "There, gentlemen...
Página 127 - Then putting himself into the attitude of an orator, with all the emphasis of voice and action, he proceeded : " Where the Red Lion flaring o'er the way Invites each passing stranger that can pay; Where Calvert's butt, and Parson's black champagne, Regale the drabs and bloods of Drury Lane ; There in a lonely room, from bailiffs snug, The muse found Scroggen stretch'd beneath a rug.
Página 294 - ... concealed his good luck from every person, as is usual in money dreams, in order to have the vision repeated the two succeeding nights, by which he should be certain of its veracity.
Página 114 - To be obliged to wear a long wig, when I liked a short one, or a black coat, when I generally dressed in brown, I thought was such a restraint upon my liberty, that I absolutely rejected the proposal.
Página 108 - THOUGH fond of many acquaintances, I desire an intimacy only with a few. The man in black whom I have often mentioned, is one whose friendship I could wish to acquire, because he possesses my esteem. His manners, it is true, are tinctured with some strange inconsistencies ; and he may be justly termed a humorist in a nation of humorists.
Página 113 - ... with affection and esteem ; he wound us up to be mere machines of pity, and rendered us incapable of withstanding the slightest impulse made either by real or fictitious distress. In a word, we were perfectly instructed in the art of giving away thousands before we were taught the necessary qualifications of getting a farthing.
Página 473 - ... a privateer, I should have been entitled to clothing and maintenance during the rest of my life ; but that was not my chance : one man is born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and another with a wooden ladle.
Página 463 - Now lost to all. her friends, her virtue fled, Near her betrayer's door she lays her head...

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