The Attaché; Or, Sam Slick in England, Volume 1

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Page 174 - And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
Page 64 - Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care ; what is to be done for thee ? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
Page 149 - Private and public life are subject to the same rules ; and truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better than policy, or tact, or expediency, or any other word that ever was devised to conceal, or mystify a deviation from the straight line.
Page 71 - ... yourself, by introducing Pauperism, Radicalism, Ireland, the Indies, or some other sore point. Like all who make butts of others, they do not manifest the proper forbearance when the tables are turned. Of this I have had abundance of proof in my own experience. Sometimes their remarks are absolutely rude, and personally offensive, as a disregard of one's national character is a disrespect to his principles ; but as personal quarrels on such grounds are to be avoided, I have uniformly retorted...
Page 265 - ... that looks light, cut with a knife; if a thing looks like fish, you may take your oath it is flesh; and if it seems rael flesh, it's only disguised, for it's sure to be fish; nothin' must be nateral, natur is out of fashion here. This is a manufacturin...
Page 205 - He showed the effect of these empty and wicked promises upon his followers, who in the holy record of this unnatural rebellion as " men who went out in their simplicity, and knew not anything." He then said that similar arts were used in all ages for similar purposes ; and that these professions of disinterested patriotism were the common pretences by which wicked men availed themselves of the animal force of...
Page 28 - what's this? warn't that a drop of rain ?' I looks up, it was another shower by Gosh. I pulls foot for dear life : it was tall walking you may depend, but the shower wins, (comprehensive as my legs be), and down it comes, as hard as all possest.
Page 87 - We'll soon see how he likes other folks' jokes; I have my scruple about him, I must say. I am dubersome whether he will say 'chee, chee, chee' when he gets 'T'other eend of the gun.
Page 177 - Well, I am sorry to hear that," said Mr. Hopewell, " I wish I could see him ; but I can't, for I am bound on a journey. I am sorry to hear it, dear. Sam, this country is so beautiful, so highly cultivated, so adorned by nature and art, and contains so much comfort and happiness, that it resembles almost the garden of Eden. But, Sam, the (Serpent is here, the Serpent is here beyond a doubt. It changes its shape, and alters its name, and takes a new color, but still it is the Serpent, and it ought...
Page 85 - Let us treat the English in the same style ; let us keep our temper. John Bull is a good-natured fellow, and has no objection to a joke, provided it is not made the vehicle of conveying an insult. Don't adopt Cooper's maxims ; nobody approves of them, on either side of the water ; don't be too thinskinned. If the English have been amused by the sketches their tourists have drawn of the Yankees, perhaps the Americans may laugh over our sketches of the English.

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