Bill Nye's Sparks

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Hurst, 1901 - American wit and humor - 181 pages

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Page 180 - hesitation, but I Speak of these things just as I would expect others to criticise my work. If one aspire to monkey with the literati of our day we must expect to be criticised. I have been criticised myself. When I was in public life—as a justice of the peace in the
Page 164 - he was my friend. The same sweet smile was on his face that I had noted when I met him on my trip abroad. He knew me, smiled faintly, made a few false motions and died. I begged that I might bear away the body to my tepee and express it to his country seat,
Page 56 - if some one who knows a good remedy for chilblains will contribute it to the Sabbath GLOBE I shall watch for it with great interest. Yours as here 2 4. BILL NYE. PS—I should have said relative to the cows of this State that if the owners would work
Page 92 - family circle is complete •without a woman. She is like a glad landscape to the weary eye. Individually and collectively, woman is a great adjunct of civilization and progress. The electric light is a good thing, but how pale and feeble it looks by the
Page 162 - AND" GENTLEMEN OF THE WILD WEST : Ye call me chief, and ye do well to call him chief
Page 133 - Then her health failed. Ketched cold in the springhouse, prob'ly skimmin' milk, and washin' pans, and scaldin' pails, and spankin' butter. Anyhow, she took in a long breath one day while the doctor and me was watchin' her, and she says to me, ' Henry,' says she, ' I've got a chance to rest,
Page viii - The salary was small, but the latitude was great, and I was permitted to write anything that I thought would please the people, whether it was news or not. By and by I had won every heart by my patient poverty and my delightful
Page 5 - strength and gentleness of this true man, the unfailing hope and cheer and faith of his child-heart, his noble and heroic life, and pure devotion to his home his deep affections, constant dreams, plans and realizations. I cannot doubt but that somehow, somewhere, he continues cheerily on in the unbroken exercise of these same capacities.
Page 92 - of a good woman's eyes. The telephone is a, great invention. It is a good thing to talk at and murmur into and deposit profanity in, but to take up a conversation and keep it up
Page 55 - respect she frequently has the advantage of her escort. I think I have never witnessed a sadder sight than that of a new milch cow, torn away from home and friends and kindred dear, descending a steep,

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