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Wit, Wisdom and Foibles of the Great: Together With Numerous Anecdotes ...
Charles A. Shriner
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Page 283 - ... may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...
Page 209 - When I was a child of seven years old my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one.
Page 301 - Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees...
Page 348 - I am a military hero? Yes, sir; in the days of the Black Hawk war I fought, bled, and came away. Speaking of General Cass's career reminds me of my own. I was not at Stillman's defeat, but I was about as near it as Cass was to Hull's surrender ; and, like him, I saw the place very soon afterward. It is quite certain I did not break my sword, for I had none to break; but I bent a musket pretty badly on one occasion.
Page 266 - Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of Commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Page 209 - I did not understand him, till I felt my head hit against the beam. He was a man that never missed any occasion of giving instruction, and upon this he said to me, " You are young, and have the world before you; STOOP as you go through it, and you will miss many hard thumps.
Page 209 - I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweettempered girl married to an illnatured brute of a husband, What a pity, say I, that she should pay so much for a whistle.
Page 283 - Caesar had his Brutus — Charles the First his Cromwell — and George the Third — [" Treason " cried the Speaker ; " treason ! treason ! " echoed from every part of the house.