The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 10; Volume 57

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William Makepeace Thackeray
Smith, Elder., 1888 - England
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Page 449 - In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride : but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean : but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Page 410 - His reasoning would appear to have been somewhat on a parity with that of a celebrated countryman of his, when he declared that " if the facts do not agree with the theory, so much the worse for the facts.
Page 33 - Just as in a burning candle the impact of the oxygen atoms in the air against the carbon and hydrogen atoms in the melted and rarefied wax or tallow produces the light and heat of the flame, so in nebula or sun the impact of the various gravitating atoms one against the other produces the light and heat by whose aid we are enabled to see and know those distant bodies. The universe, according to this now fashionable nebular theory, began as a single vast ocean of matter of immense tenuity, spread...
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Page 30 - It pervades society everywhere with its subtle essence ; it infects small-talk with its familiar catchwords and its slang phrases ; it even permeates that last stronghold of rampant Philistinism, the third leader in the penny papers. Everybody believes he knows all about it, and discusses it as glibly in his...
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Page 308 - But it was not mere prejudice which saw in every object a struggle with hard conditfons, a degeneration into coarseness, a blight. The quality of the earth was probably poor to begin with ; the herbage seemed of gross fibre ; one would not risk dipping a finger in the stream which trickled by the roadside, it suggested an impure source. And behold, what creatures are these coming along the lane, where only earth-stained rustics should be met ? Two colliers, besmutted wretches, plodding homeward from...

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