Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum (Google eBook)

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American News Company, 1871 - Circus owners - 856 pages
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Page 36 - And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things : but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Page 80 - Turner boys, sons of the proprietor rode finely ; Joe Pentland, one of the wittiest, best, and most original of clowns, with Vivalla's tricks and other performances in the ring, more than made up for the lack of music. In a day or two our band arrived and our " houses
Page 65 - I was sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dollars, and to be imprisoned for sixty days in the common jail.
Page 768 - Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree ; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping.* My father tauld me sae forty years sin', but I ne'er fand time to mind him.
Page 487 - Sampson when shorn of his locks, his strength has departed, and he becomes like other men. If a man has plenty of money he ought to invest something in everything that appears to promise success and that will probably benefit mankind ; but let the sums thus invested be moderate in amount, and never let a man foolishly jeopardize a fortune that he has earned in a legitimate way, by investing it in things in which he has had no experience. DON'T INDORSE WITHOUT SECURITY.
Page 174 - Majesty's command, to suffer the General to appear before her, as he would appear anywhere else, without any training in the use of the titles of royalty, as the Queen desired to see him act naturally and without restraint. Determined to make the most of the occasion, I put a placard on the door of the Egyptian Hall : " Closed this evening, General Tom Thumb being at Buckingham Palace by command of Her Majesty.
Page 121 - As an illustration, one morning a stout, hearty-looking man came into my ticket-office and begged some money. I asked him why he did not work and earn his living? He replied that he could get nothing to do and that he would be glad of any job at a dollar a day. I handed him a quarter of a dollar, told him to go and get his breakfast and return, and I would employ him at light labor at a dollar and a half a day. When he returned I gave him five common bricks. "Now...
Page 474 - Whatever you do, do with all your might work at it, if necessary, early and late; in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned and never deferring for a single hour that which can just as well be done now. The old proverb is full of truth and meaning : 'Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
Page 483 - ... abandon it. A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man's undivided attention is centered on one object, his mind will...
Page 178 - General,' continued the Queen, 'this is the Prince of Wales.' " 'How are you, Prince?' said the General, shaking him by the hand; and then, standing beside the Prince, he remarked : 'The Prince is taller than I am; but I feel as big as anybody...

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