About Old Story-tellers: Of how and when They Lived, and what Stories They Told

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Scribner, 1898 - Authors - 221 pages

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Page 208 - Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. Written by Himself.
Page 205 - For if our virtues must in lines descend, The merit with the families would end, And intermixtures would most fatal grow ; For vice would be hereditary too ; The tainted blood would of necessity...
Page 106 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 40 - that the happy time may come when a Bible shall be chained in every church, for every Christian man to look upon. You remember when our brother Hunte showed us the chained books in the Library at Oxford. So a century or two hence a Bible may be found in every parish. Twelve thousand parishes in England ! We should want more paper in that good day, Master Richard.
Page 204 - Who, as if he had made it strange that such a question should be asked, or as if he had said, " Lord, dost thou see that I am blind, and yet ask me what thou shalt do for me ? " my answer is plain in my misery, " Lord, that I may receive my sight.
Page 206 - Horace ; his journal entries are all pindarics, and his ledger is all heroics ; he is truly dramatic from one end to the other through the whole scene of his trade ; and as the first part is all Comedy, so the two last acts are...
Page viii - People," Mr. Mitchell very charmingly says: " In the matter of books, as in the world, I believe in old friends, and don't think they should be laid away upon the shelf without good cause, and age is hardly cause enough. In short, I must confess a lurking fondness for those good old-fashioned stories which were current forty years ago and some of them, may be a hundred years ago — written in good straightforward English, with good straightforward intent.
Page 58 - The only way I can account for it is — by supposing that...
Page 213 - He ran before the wind ;" but, incited by the hope of further profit, and conceiving the theme of Crusoe inexhaustible, he shortly after published Serious Reflections during the Life of Robinson Crusoe, with his Vision of the Angelic World.
Page 215 - I gave up my two dear unprovided children into his hands ; but he has no compassion, and suffers them and their poor dying mother to beg their bread at his door, and to crave, as if it were an alms, what he is bound under hand and seal, besides the most sacred promises, to supply them with : himself, at the same time, living in a profusion of plenty.

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