Hard Times for These Times, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Hurd and Houghton, 1870
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Contents

I
7
II
9
III
17
IV
24
V
34
VI
42
VII
60
VIII
69
XVII
148
XVIII
166
XIX
177
XX
184
XXI
194
XXII
203
XXIII
219
XXIV
236

IX
77
X
87
XI
95
XII
105
XIII
112
XIV
123
XV
130
XVI
140
XXV
253
XXVI
264
XXVII
270
XXVIII
282
XXIX
288
XXX
297
XXXI
309
XXXII
321

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Page 15 - ... fact. You must discard the word Fancy altogether. You have nothing to do with it. You are not to have, in any object of use or ornament, what would be a contradiction in fact. You don't walk upon flowers in fact; you cannot be allowed to walk upon flowers in carpets. You don't find that foreign birds and butterflies come and perch upon your crockery; you cannot be permitted to paint foreign birds and butterflies upon your crockery. You never meet with quadrupeds going up and down walls; you must...
Page 9 - With a rule and a pair of scales, and the multiplication table always in his pocket, sir, ready to weigh and measure any parcel of human nature, and tell you exactly what it comes to.
Page 34 - It contained several large streets all very like one another, and many small streets still more like one another, inhabited by people equally like one another, who all went in and out at the same hours, with the same sound upon the same pavements, to do the same work, and to whom every day was the same as yesterday and to-morrow, and every year the counterpart of the last and the next.
Page 78 - ... after eight weeks of induction into the elements of Political Economy, she had only yesterday been set right by a prattler three feet high, for returning to the question, " What is the first principle of this science ? " the absurd answer, " To do unto others as I would that they should do unto me.
Page 12 - Bitzer," said Thomas Gradgrind. " Your definition of a horse." "Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twentyfour grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in the spring ; in marshy countries, sheds hoofs, too. Hoofs hard, but requiring to be shod with iron. Age known by marks in mouth.
Page 10 - Then he has no business to do it," said Mr. Gradgrind. "Tell him he mustn't. Cecilia Jupe. Let me see. What is your father ? " " He belongs to the horse-riding, if you please, sir." Mr. Gradgrind frowned, and waved off the objectionable calling with his hand. " We don't want to know anything about that, here. You mustn't tell us about that, here. Your father breaks horses, don "the?" " If you please, sir, when they can get any to break, they do break horses in the ring, sir.
Page 114 - Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone at her !' There have been plenty to do that.
Page 37 - There was an old woman, and what do you think? She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink ; Victuals and drink were the whole of her diet, And yet this old woman would NEVER be quiet.
Page 259 - Her remembrances of home and childhood were remembrances of the drying up of every spring and fountain in her young heart as it gushed out.
Page 14 - This is a new principle, a discovery, a great discovery," said the gentleman. "Now, I'll try you again. Suppose you were going to carpet a room. Would you use a carpet having a representation of flowers upon it?" There being a general conviction by this time that

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