The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York

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American publishing Company, 1869 - New York (N.Y.) - 700 pages
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Page 5 - In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity : All must be false that thwart this one great end, And all of God that bless mankind or mend. Man, like the generous vine, supported lives ; The strength he gains is from th
Page 174 - Go forth to meet it without fear and with a manly heart." Remember that by the sweat of your brow shall you obtain bread. And remember, too, that in the last analysis there is but one perfect rule to follow, one which should guide your professional as well as your every walk in life, "Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you.
Page 162 - Americans. The Germans indulge in their lager rationally, even when they seem to carry indulgence to excess. They do not squander their means; they do not waste their time; they do not quarrel; they do not fight; they do not ruin their own hopes and the happiness of those who love them, as do we of hotter blood, finer fibre, and intenser organism. They take lager as we do oxygen into our lungs, — appearing to live and thrive upon it. Beer is one of the social virtues; Gambrinus a patron saint of...
Page 692 - to provide for women medical aid of competent physicians of their own sex, to assist educated women in the practical study of medicine, and to train nurses for the care of the sick.
Page 544 - To give to those having claims on other charities a card directing them thereto, which indicates thereon why such relief was refused by the association ; also a card, a duplicate thereof, which the member should require the applicant to produce when he affirms that the association has denied him...
Page 418 - You can send a letter to Boston, or Albany, or Chicago, .27 ' J ° ' with a tolerable certainty of its reaching its destination some time. But if you mail a missive from your office in Pine or William street to your friend in Grammercy park, or Lexington avenue, or direct a note to your cousin round the corner, the chances of its ever being heard from are slight. The time usually occupied in transitu between "down...
Page 222 - The sum of Fifth avenue wealth is unquestionably far beyond that of any street in the country. The dwellings cost more ; the furniture and works of art are more expensive ; the incomes of the inmates are larger and more prodigally spent than they are anywhere else on the Continent. The interior of the houses is often gorgeous. Nothing within money's purchase, but much that perfect taste would have suggested, seems omitted. Few of the mansions that do not reveal something like tawdriness in the excess...
Page 289 - ALEXANDER T. STEWART. MORE than any one else in America probably Alexander T. Stewart is the embodiment of business. He is emphatically a man of money — thinks money ; makes money ; lives money. Money is the aim and end of his existence, and now, at sixty-five, he seems as anxious to increase his immense wealth as he was when he sought his fortune in this country, forty years ago. Riches with him, fro doubt, have become ambition, which is to be the wealthiest man in the United-States.
Page 32 - ... and preservers of the finenesses, and courtesies, and elegancies of the fashionable elect. No society in the world has more divisions and subdivisions than ours — more ramifications and inter-ramifications, — more circles within circles — more segments and parts of segments. They begin in assumption and end in absurdity. They are as fanciful as mathematical lines ; and yet so strong that they can hardly be broken, and can rarely be crossed. The grand divisions may be stated, though...
Page 235 - when one side is presented to look at tke other, and in turning it round, I am instinctively inclined to favor the reverse of the side I have first examined." This is the true key, no doubt, to Raymond's vagaries, as they are called. They belong to his temperament, and are part of himself as much as the color of his eyes or the curve of his spine. CHAPTER XXV. THE BATTERY. THE Battery is a kind of connecting line between New-York past and present.

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