Daniel Defoe

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Small, Maynard, 1900 - Authors, English - 117 pages
 

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Page 98 - ... than that, though it was not so directed out at the window; but the whole family was in a terrible fright, and I could hear women and children run screaming about the rooms like distracted, when a garret window opened, and somebody from a window on the other side the alley called and asked, "What is the matter?" upon which, from the first window it was answered, "O Lord, my old master has hanged himself!
Page 42 - A woman well bred and well taught, furnished with the additional accomplishments of knowledge and behaviour, is a creature without comparison ; her society is the emblem of sublimer enjoyments ; her person is angelic and her conversation heavenly ; she is all softness and sweetness, peace, love, wit, and delight.
Page 63 - ... send them out so, and not betray them to destruction by our supine negligence, and then cry,
Page 105 - I have seen the rough side of the world as well as the smooth ; and have in less than half a year tasted the difference between the closet of a king and the dungeon of Newgate.
Page 64 - ... if the gallows instead of the counter, and the galleys instead of the fines, were the reward of going to a conventicle, to preach or hear, there would not be so many sufferers, the spirit of martyrdom is over ; they that will go to church to be chosen sheriffs and mayors, would go to forty churches rather than be hanged.
Page 60 - ... despise the Dutch, And rail at new-come foreigners so much, Forgetting that themselves are all derived From the most scoundrel race that ever lived; A horrid crowd of rambling thieves and drones, Who...
Page 47 - I say, that if they were incorporated they would be the richest society in the nation; and the reason why so many pretend to want work is, that they can live so well with the pretence of wanting work, they would be mad to leave it and work in earnest; and I affirm of my own knowledge, when I have wanted a man for labouring work, and offered 9s.
Page 105 - I have gone through a life of wonders, and am the subject of a vast variety of Providences; I have been fed more by miracle than Elijah when the ravens were his purveyors. I have some time ago summed up the scenes of my life in this distich.
Page 65 - Whereas Daniel De Foe, alias De Fooe, is charged with writing a scandalous and seditious pamphlet, entitled, ' The Shortest Way with the Dissenters : ' he is a middle.sized, spare man, about forty years old, of a brown complexion, and dark-brown coloured hair, but wears a wig ; a hooked nose, a sharp chin, grey eyes, and a large mole near his mouth...
Page 42 - ... without partiality, a woman of sense and manners is the finest and most delicate part of God's creation ; the glory of her Maker, and the great instance of His singular regard to man, His darling creature, to whom He gave the best gift either God could bestow or man receive.

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