Tales of a traveller, Volume 22

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Bell and Daldy, 1864 - 457 pages
 

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Page ix - Variety is charming," as some poet observes. There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
Page 43 - On a stormy night, in the tempestuous times of the French revolution, a young German was returning to his lodgings, at a late hour, across the old part of Paris. The lightning gleamed, and the loud claps of thunder rattled through the lofty, narrow streets — but I should first tell you something about this young German. Gottfried Wolfgang was a young man of good family. He had studied for some time at...
Page 104 - This world is the best that we live in, To lend, or to spend, or to give in; But to beg, or to borrow, or get a man's own, T is the very worst world, sir, that ever was known.

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