Richard Steele (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1886 - 240 pages
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Page 244 - ... spirit which abolished punishment for debt, and reformed the discipline of prisons and of jails ; to recount the manifold improvements which in a thousand ways have multiplied the conveniences of life and ministered to the happiness of our race ; to describe the rise and progress of that long series of mechanical inventions and discoveries which is now the admiration of the world, and our just pride and boast; to tell how, under the benign influence of liberty and peace, there sprang up, in the...
Page 110 - ... it is I that am knocking at the door ; and that child which loses the race to me runs back again to tell the father it is Mr. Bickerstaff. This day I was led in by a pretty girl, that we all thought must have forgot me ; for the family has been out of town these two years. Her knowing me again was a mighty subject with us, and took up our discourse at the first entrance.
Page 111 - He would have gone on in this tender way, when the good lady entered, and, with an inexpressible sweetness in her countenance, told us ' she had been searching her closet for something very good to treat such an old friend as I was.
Page 113 - ... some profit, I found the boy had made remarks which might be of service to him during the course of his whole life. He would tell you the...
Page 67 - It is the hardest thing in the world to be in love, and yet attend business. As for me, all who speak to me find me out, and I must lock myself up, or other people will do it for me. ' A gentleman asked me this morning, " What news from Lisbon ? " and I answered,
Page 4 - I remember I went into the room where his body lay, and my mother sat weeping alone by it. I had my battledore in my hand, and fell a beating the coffin, and calling Papa; for, I know not how, I had some slight idea that he was locked up there.
Page 137 - Here we were called to dinner, and Sir Roger ended the discourse of this gentleman, by telling me, as we followed the servant, that this his ancestor was a brave man, and narrowly escaped being killed in the civil wars ; ' for,' said he, ' he was sent out of the field upon a private message, the day before the battle of Worcester.
Page 66 - I am attending about business. There is a dirty crowd of busy faces all around me, talking of money ; while all my ambition, all my wealth is love ! Love, which animates my heart, sweetens my humour, enlarges my soul, and affects every action of my life.
Page 244 - Yet the history of the people is the chief theme. At every stage of the splendid progress which separates the America of Washington and Adams from the America in which we live, it has been the author's purpose to describe the dress, the occupations, the amusements, the literary canons of the times...
Page 112 - We were pleasing ourselves with this fantastical preferment of the young lady, when on a sudden we were alarmed with the noise of a drum, and immediately entered my little godson to give me a point of war. His mother, between laughing and chiding, would have put him out of the room ; but I would not part with him so. I found, upon conversation with him, though he was a little noisy in his mirth, that the child had excellent parts, and was a great master of all the learning on the other side eight...

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