Memoir of Robert Chambers: With Autobiographic Reminiscences of William Chambers

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Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1872 - Publishers and publishing - 313 pages
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Page 108 - All this, and more endearing still than all, Thy constant flow of love, that knew no fall, Ne'er roughened by those cataracts and breaks, That humor interposed too often makes ; All this, still legible in memory's page, And still to be so to my latest age...
Page 232 - The Duke of York and the Army." " The Duke of Clarence and the Navy.
Page 210 - Every Saturday, when the poorest labourer in the country draws his humble earnings, he shall have it in his power to purchase, with an insignificant portion of even that humble sum, a meal of healthful, useful, and agreeable mental instruction...
Page 85 - A prison is a house of care. A place where none can thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for one alive. Sometimes a place of right. Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among.
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Page 258 - An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin, Broadcloth without, and a warm heart within.
Page 180 - Mambrino's helmet -upon the crazed capital of Don Quixote, only a great deal more magnificent in shape and dimensions. There was, at first, much relief and much comfort in this new mode of carrying the pot; but mark the result. The unfortunate minister having taken a by-path, to escape observation, found himself, when still a good way from home, under the necessity of leaping over a ditch, which intercepted him, in passing from one field to another. He jumped; but surely no jump was ever taken so...
Page 43 - A huge man was there with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot — 24 in all.
Page 181 - Deprived of his eyesight, he acted only as a man of feeling, and went on as cautiously as he could, with his hat in his hand. Half crawling, half sliding over ridge and furrow, ditch and hedge, somewhat like Satan floundering over chaos, the unhappy minister travelled with all possible speed, as nearly as he could guess, in the direction of the place of refuge. I leave it to the reader to conceive the...
Page 93 - I overruled the will, and forced myself to rise at five o'clock, and have a spell at reading until it was time to think of moving off, — my brother, when he was with me, doing the same. In this way I made some progress in French, with the pronunciation of which I was already familiar from the speech of the French prisoners of war at Peebles. I likewise dipped into several books of solid worth, — such as Smith's

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