Sayings and Doings at the Tremont House: In the Year 1832, Volumen1

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Allen and Ticknor, 1833

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Página 184 - Nor was his name unheard or unadored In ancient Greece; and in Ausonian land Men called him Mulciber; and how he fell From Heaven they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements...
Página 151 - Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can; and conquered they must be, or neither wisdom nor happiness can be attained; but those who are not yet subject to their influence may, by timely caution, preserve their freedom; they may effectually resolve to escape the tyrant, whom they will very vainly resolve to conquer.
Página 180 - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Página 129 - had not been for her, I should not have been half the man I am.
Página 194 - ... that justice must not be wholly superseded even by benignant mercy? Is not our new President right in saying that, in the present position of this nation, indulgence to leading traitors may be cruelty to the state? For one, sir, I must confess a mortal repugnance to bloody revenge, and I believe the worst use you can make of a man is to hang him.
Página 164 - Wilkie's memory could scarcely furnish him with prettier scenes than the following sketches. The first is an invitation sent across the Atlantic to his American relative. ' You are now almost a stranger in your native land. Twenty-three years form a large portion of life ; and so long you have been absent from Britain, and suffering the scorching beams and the numbing colds of the atmosphere of Virginia. Do not you think you should relish a sight of your old friends, and of the scenes of your infancy?...
Página 54 - The strongest bond of union amongItalians is only a coincidence of hatred. Never were the Tuscans so unanimous as in hating the other states of Italy ; the Senesi agreed best in hating all the other Tuscans ; the citizens of Siena, in hating the rest of the Senesi ; and in the city itself the same amiable passion was subdivided among the different wards.
Página 183 - ... heap of strange materials wound up in that shape and texture, and packed together with wonderful art in the several cavities of the skull. For, as Homer tells us, that the blood of the gods is not real blood, but only something like it; so we found that the brain of a beau is not a real brain, but only something like it.
Página 164 - ... could have cried heartily. — (Now listen.) I looked into Mean Water, to see if there were any minnows, and there they lay under the banks, just as when we left them.
Página 191 - And the little song goes on to say 'That your majesty got well — And — " Hold ! " — cried the Devil in a rage, Foul fish ; or I'll break your — shell !

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