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Page 278 - Qui facit per alium, facit per se — he who does a thing through another, does it virtually himself.
Page 14 - But, ladies, there is an old and true proverb, that you may bring a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
Page 13 - To give her poor dog a bone; But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none. She went to the baker's To buy him some bread; When she came back The dog was dead.
Page 91 - ... a long succession of days passed in amusements away from home, I begged her, for my sake, to stay at home one evening. I wanted to read something to her, I wanted to talk to her, — in a word, I wanted her at home. She promised it readily and seriously. In the evening, when 1 came, she was gone. " I had reason to believe that I was not indifferent to her, — she gave this promise so readily, so cordially, so gladly, — and she broke it, to dance with Otto in a fancy quadrille at the Minister...
Page 250 - ESQ. I AM the only son of a gentleman of moderate fortune in one of the midland counties. He had passed his early life in the army, and destined me for the same profession, a determination to which my own inclinations opposed no obstacle. Even in childhood, I was thought to have what is called a romantic turn ; and many a time it was prophesied of me, that I...