Old Faces in New Masks

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W. Kent & Company (late D. Bogue), 1859 - 391 páginas

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Página 222 - I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever ; nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place : I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, — that, for anything I knew, the watch might have always been there.
Página 152 - Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit. As if this flesh which walls about our life Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus Comes at the last and with a little pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!
Página 224 - ... regulating that motion, as to terminate in causing an index, by an equable and measured progression, to pass over a given space in a given time. We take notice that the wheels are made of brass in order to keep them from rust; the springs of steel, no other metal being so...
Página 224 - ... the inference, we think, is inevitable, that the watch must have had a maker: that there must have existed, at some time, and at some place or other, an artificer or artificers who formed it for the purpose which we find it actually to answer; who comprehended its construction, and designed its use.
Página 385 - It wears two boots and no spurs, sometimes having two pairs of legs in one boot ; and oftentimes against nature most preposterously it makes fair ladies wear the boot. Moreover, it makes people imitate seacrabs, in being drawn sideways, as they are when they sit in the boot of the coach.
Página 238 - shoots," and each of them marks a year's growth ; so that, by counting them, we can determine at a glance the year when the creature came into the world. Up to the...
Página 311 - ... shrubs and fairest flowers. It is a great matter to take a trout early in your trial. It gives one more heart. It serves to keep one about his business. Otherwise you are apt to fall off into unprofitable reverie ; you wake up and find yourself standing in a dream...
Página 74 - ... with great fury round the armed knight, who had the satisfaction to see his enemy cut in pieces by his own efforts, whilst the stream, washing away the severed parts, prevented the possibility of re-union. There is still a sequel to the story: the witch had promised Lambton success only on one condition, — that he should slay the first living thing which met his sight after the victory. To avoid the possibility of human slaughter, Lambton had directed his father that as soon as he heard him...
Página 190 - I am told there are flocks ; But it's thought the completest is one Mr. Fox. If he touches a card, if he rattles a box, Away fly the guineas of this Mr. Fox. He has met, I'm afraid, with so many hard knocks The cash is not plenty with this Mr. Fox ; In gaming, 'tis said he's the stoutest of cocks.
Página 237 - ... parents. It voyages from oyster-bed to oyster-bed, and, if in luck, so as to escape the watchful voracity of the thousand enemies that lie in wait, or prowl about to prey upon youth and inexperience, at length, having sown its wild oats, settles down into a steady, solid, domestic oyster. It becomes the parent of fresh broods of oyster-cherubs. As such it would live and die, leaving its shell, thickened through...

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