The Insurance Guide and Hand Book: Dedicated Especially to Insurance Agents : Being a Guide to the Principles and Practice of Life Assurance and a Hand-book of the Best Authorities on the Science ... Together with a Chapter on Life Assurance as an Investment

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C. and E. Layton, 1867 - Life insurance - 422 pages
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Page 159 - But tell me further, said he, what thou discoverest on it. I see multitudes of people passing over it, said I, and a black cloud hanging on each end of it. As I looked more attentively, I saw several of the passengers dropping through the bridge, into the great tide that flowed underneath it ; and upon...
Page 67 - All murder'd: — for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court; and there the antick sits, Scoffing his state, and grinning at his pomp; Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks; Infusing him with self and vain conceit, — As if this flesh, which walls about our life, Were...
Page 159 - There were indeed some persons, but their number was very .small, that continued a kind of hobbling march on the broken arches, but fell through one after another, being quite tired and spent with so long a walk.
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Page 30 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Page 159 - ... them into the tide, and immediately disappeared. These hidden pit-falls were set very thick at the entrance of the bridge, so that throngs of people no sooner broke through the cloud, but many of them fell into them. They grew thinner towards the middle, but multiplied and lay closer together towards the end of the arches that were entire.
Page 407 - The total number and amount of all current contracts at the end of the year ; The whole amount of capital, distinguishing the manner in which invested, how much in cash, how much in securities...
Page 159 - ... hundred. As I was counting the arches, the genius told me that this bridge consisted at first of a thousand arches ; but that a great flood swept away the rest, and left the bridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld it : but tell me further, said he, what thou discoverest on it.
Page 17 - God's goodness, the same is perceived to be in better estate universally, than hath been in man's memory ; yet where there are such great multitudes of people brought to inhabit in small rooms, whereof a great part are seen very poor, yea, such as must live of begging, or by worse means, and they heaped up together, and in a sort smothered with many families of children and servants in one house or small tenement...

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