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157. oldal - One of the most genial spirits I ever met,' he wrote, ' his conversatiun is like summer lightning— brilliant, sparkling, but harmless. In his wildest sallies I never heard him give utterance to an unkind thought.
316. oldal - Kilgobhin, and few will read without emotion his allusion to the fact that they were ' written in breaking health and broken spirits. The task that was once my joy and pride, I have lived to find associated with my sorrows. It is not, then, without a cause I say, 'I hope this effort may be my last.
269. oldal - Ladies stood all night with their chins against my platform. Other ladies sat all night upon my steps. You never saw such a sight. And the reading went tremendously ! It is much to be regretted that we troubled ourselves to go anywhere else in Ireland. We turned away people enough to make immense houses for a week.
310. oldal - ... very tangible advantages, too — I do not think the present occupants make, the house as pleasant as their fathers did, and for the very simple reason that they never try. "Indifferentism is the tone of the day. No one must be eager, pleased, displeased, interested, or anxious about anything. Life is to be treated as a tiresome sort of thing, but which is far too much beneath one to be thought of seriously — a wearisome performance, which good manners require you should sit out, though nothing...
281. oldal - The agent that acts so favourably with others goes wrong with me. Something or other has been omitted in my temperament, or something has been mixed up with it that ought not to have been there. I cannot tell which. Whatever it be, it renders me incapable of practising that sage and well-regulated economy by which other men secure themselves against difficulties, and " show a surplus" in their-annual balance-sheet.
128. oldal - Daly, notwithstanding the vigour with which that character is drawn, the remarkable originality of it, and the fidelity with which it represents and sustains a most peculiar combination of qualities, intellectual as well as moral.
67. oldal - Cultivate not only the corn-fields of 284 285 the mind, but the pleasure-grounds also,' •was a motto of Dr. Whately's. This cultivation was often a labor rather than a luxury. His hilarity was not always the result of happiness. ' Gay spirits,' he once said, 'are always spoken of as a sign of happiness, though every one knows to the contrary. A cockchafer is never so lively as when a pin is stuck through his tail ; and a hot floor makes Bruin dance.
269. oldal - All the way from the hotel to the Rotunda (a mile), I had to contend against the stream of people who were turned away. When I got there, they had broken the glass in the payboxes, and were offering freely for a stall. Half of my platform had to be taken down, and people heaped in among the ruins. You never saw such a scene.
288. oldal - Society ; the degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by the University of Glasgow in 1806; and in 1808 he was elected a member of the French Institute.
188. oldal - ... difficulty by going out to meet it in preference to averting or waiting to see if it would not pass by. My combativeness enables me to bear the open stand-up fight ; what I really fear is, what may take place when I am not forthcoming to defend myself. For this reason I have never been able to understand how people have courage to go in mask to a ball, and endure all the impertinences to which the disguise exposes them. Surely there is no throwing off one's identity by the mere assumption of...

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