The citizen of the world, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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J. M. Dent and co., 1891 - Biography & Autobiography
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Page 124 - William shew'd his lamp-black face : The morn was cold, he views with keen desire The rusty grate unconscious of a fire ; With beer and milk arrears the frieze was scor'd, And five crack'd tea cups dress'd the chimney board, A night cap deck'd his brows instead of bay, A cap by night a stocking all the day ! " With this last line he seemed so much elated, that he was unable to proceed :
Page 107 - Taffy in the sedan-chair was sure to set the table in a roar. Thus his pleasure increased in proportion to the pleasure he gave ; he loved all the world, and he fancied all the world loved him.
Page 239 - ... to be sure, if I said so, it was so Dined in town ; egad, now I do remember, I did dine in town ; but I dined in the country too, for you must know, my boys, I eat two dinners. By the bye I am grown as nice as the devil in my eating.
Page 63 - The harmless savages made no opposition ; and, could the intruders have agreed together, they might peaceably have shared this desolate country between them. But they quarrelled about the boundaries of their settlements, about grounds and rivers to which neither side could shew any other right than that of power, and which neither could occupy but by usurpation.
Page 243 - My conductor answered that it was him. But this not satisfying the querist, the voice again repeated the demand; to which he answered louder than before; and now the door was opened by an old woman with cautious reluctance.
Page 248 - Our streets are filled with blue boars, black swans, and red lions ; not to mention flying pigs, and hogs in armour, with many other creatures more extraordinary than any in the deserts of Africa.
Page 86 - True magnanimity consists not in NEVER falling, but in RISING every time we fall.
Page 124 - THE window, patch'd with paper, lent a ray, That feebly show'd the state in which he lay. The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread, The humid wall with paltry pictures spread...
Page 124 - That dimly show'd the state in which he lay: The sanded floor, that grits beneath the tread; The humid wall, with paltry pictures spread; The royal game of goose was there in view, And the twelve rules the royal martyr drew; The seasons...
Page 238 - If they were all such as my Lord Mudler, one of the most good-natured creatures that ever squeezed a lemon, I should myself be among the number of their admirers. I was yesterday to dine at the Duchess of Piccadilly's ; my lord was there.

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