Undercurrents of Wall-Street: A Romance of Business

G.P. Putnam, 1862 - 428 páginas

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Página 391 - The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity ; but a wounded spirit who can bear ? 15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge ; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Página 216 - And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself.
Página 78 - To do to others as I would That they should do to me, Will make me honest, kind, and good, As children ought to be.
Página 127 - All sheep to the number of ten, with their fleeces and the yarn or cloth manufactured from the same...
Página 128 - All necessary wearing apparel, beds, bedsteads and bedding for such person and his family ; arms and accoutrements required by law to be kept by such person ; necessary cooking utensils ; one table ; six chairs ; six knives and forks ; six plates ; six teacups and saucers : one...
Página 259 - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Página 198 - What is the chief end of man ?" By the light he lives and works by, how would he answer it ? Now let us have an introduction to these people with fortunes and habits so different. Put the novelists and romancewriters aside. We do not want any hot-house developments, any big, horrid villains, any sweet, charming bread-andbutter saints. Away with caricatures and exaggerations...
Página 128 - All necessary wearing apparel, beds, bedsteads, and bedding, for such person and his family. Arms and accoutrements, required by law to be kept by such person. Necessary cooking utensils, one table, six chairs, six knives and forks, six plates, six tea-cups and saucers, one sugar-dish, one milk-pot, one tea-pot and six spoons, one crane and its appendages, one pair of andirons and a shovel and tongs...
Página 235 - Give the gentleman a chair, my daughter," said the sick woman, for although I had shaken the snow from my hat and coat, I was still standing. The daughter obeyed, and I sat down. Meanwhile I had glanced about the room and taken a closer look at its inmates. The appearance was that of biting poverty without squalidness or misery. The girl was very handsome and well formed, but exhibited in her demeanor no softness — indeed, little that was feminine. When I sat down, she seated herself at the window...
Página 143 - There is another class equally, nay, more entitled to our sympathies. It is the class who from day to day, and week to week, and month to month...

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