The Clockmaker, Or, The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville

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Richard Bentley, 1838 - 179 páginas
 

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Página 263 - Horeb," a voice was heard, saying, " draw nigh hither, and put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place where thou standest is holy ground.
Página 160 - I'm alive ! what on airth shall I say ?' ' Well,' says I, ' they have caught me at a nonplush, that's sartain ; but there's no help for it, as I see — shew 'em in.' ' Mornin',' says I, ' gentlemen, how do you do ? I am sorry,' says I, ' I didn't know of this pleasure in time to have received you respectfully.
Página 17 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; ftft When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou...
Página 160 - I, governor, that landscape on the right, with the great white two-story house in it, havin' a washin' tub of apple sarce on one side, and a cart chockfull of punkin pies on t'other, with the gold letters AP over it, is intended to represent this land of promise, our great country, Amerika; and the gold letters AP initialise it Airthly Paradise.
Página 272 - Clockmaker, and see what a beautiful night it is, how calm, how still, how clear it is, beant it lovely ?—I like to look up at them are stars, when I am away from home, they put me in mind of our national flag, and it is generally allowed to be the first flag in the universe now. The British can whip all the world, and we can whip the British.
Página 48 - The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe he becomes a philosifer; — it's the poor man's friend ; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient onder trouble. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, and honest fellers, than any other blessed thing in this univarsal world.
Página 161 - ... That tall graceful figur', says I, with wings, carryin' a long Bowie knife in his right hand, and them small winged figures in the rear, with little rifles, are angels emigratin
Página 250 - I'll tell you no lies. There are so many pimpin' eyes about now, a body has to be cautious if he don't want to get into the centre of a hobble. If I'm up late, I guess it's nobody's business but my own I'm about, anyhow; but I hope you won't make no remarks about what you see'd or heerd. "Well, when a feller axes arter a thing, do you jist stand and look at him for a space without sayin...

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