One City and Many Men

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Smith, Elder, 1908 - 258 páginas
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Página 106 - The schoolboy whips his taxed top; the beardless youth manages his taxed horse, with a taxed bridle, on a taxed road ; and the dying Englishman, pouring his medicine, which has paid...
Página 136 - So she droop'd and droop'd before him, Fading slowly from his side : Three fair children first she bore him, Then before her time she died. Weeping, weeping late and early, Walking up and pacing down, Deeply mourn'd the Lord of Burleigh, Burleigh-house by Stamford-town.
Página 107 - ... for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately taxed from two to ten per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble ; and he is then gathered to his fathers — to be taxed no more.
Página 45 - But how much nobler will be the Sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say that he found Law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book, left it a living letter ; found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor ; found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression, left it the staff of Honesty and the shield of Innocence...
Página 111 - A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today. "Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.
Página 112 - One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake.
Página 227 - And we do likewise permit and give leave that all the women's parts to be acted in either of the said two Companies for the time to come may be performed by women...
Página 24 - Georgina of Devonshire, and that brilliant Whig society of the reign of George III. ; had known the Duchess of Queensberry, the patroness of Gay and Prior, the admired young beauty of the court of Queen Anne.
Página 123 - I say, then, that the memory of Sir Robert Peel requires no vindication — his memory is embalmed in the grateful recollection of the people of this country ; and I say, if ever retribution is wanted — for it is not words that humiliate, but deeds — if a man wants to see humiliation, which God knows is always a painful sight, he need but look there!
Página 111 - To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius.

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