The autobiography of Jack Ketch (Google eBook)

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Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835 - 281 pages
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Page 278 - Qui facit per alium, facit per se — he who does a thing through another, does it virtually himself.
Page 283 - Sir JAMES MACKINTOSH ; and completed to the Settlement of the Crown, by the Editor. To which is prefixed, a Notice of the Life, Writings, and Speeches of Sir James Mackintosh. 4-to. London : 1834...
Page 283 - James Mackintosh. Highly gifted by nature, deeply read, and singularly accomplished, the view of one of the most memorable epochs in English history could not have been undertaken by any man of a capacity to do it justice in every respect, superior to this eminent individual."— i*t. Gazette. "In every page we perceive the anxiety of the historian lo hold the balance of justice with unfaltering hand, and to watch its slightest vibrations.
Page 95 - ... state in which ladies wish to be who love their lords." That island is called "Bounting," and, in carrying out the idea, the next is named "Pangail
Page 14 - But, ladies, there is an old and true proverb, that you may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
Page 13 - To give her poor dog a bone; But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none. She went to the baker's To buy him some bread; When she came back The dog was dead.
Page 91 - ... a long succession of days passed in amusements away from home, I begged her, for my sake, to stay at home one evening. I wanted to read something to her, I wanted to talk to her, — in a word, I wanted her at home. She promised it readily and seriously. In the evening, when 1 came, she was gone. " I had reason to believe that I was not indifferent to her, — she gave this promise so readily, so cordially, so gladly, — and she broke it, to dance with Otto in a fancy quadrille at the Minister...
Page 250 - ESQ. I AM the only son of a gentleman of moderate fortune in one of the midland counties. He had passed his early life in the army, and destined me for the same profession, a determination to which my own inclinations opposed no obstacle. Even in childhood, I was thought to have what is called a romantic turn ; and many a time it was prophesied of me, that I...

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