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Page 271 - Shall we for ever make new books, as apothecaries make new mixtures, by pouring only out of one vessel into another? Are we for ever to be twisting, and untwisting the same rope? for ever in the same track — for ever at the same pace?
Page 420 - thou hast a bitter breakfast on't — and many a bitter day's labour, and many a bitter blow, I fear, for its wages ! 'Tis all, all bitterness to thee — whatever life is to others ! And now thy mouth, if one knew the truth of it, is as bitter, I dare say, as soot (for he had cast aside the stem), and thou hast not a friend perhaps in all this world that will give thee a macaroon.
Page 338 - Billy, said he, - the boy flew across the room to the bedside - and falling down upon his knee, took the ring in his hand, and kissed it too, - then kissed his father, and sat down upon the bed and wept. I wish, said my uncle Toby, with a deep sigh, - I wish, Trim, I was asleep.
Page 337 - Reverence, said I, that when a soldier gets time to pray, he prays as heartily as a parson — though not with all his fuss and hypocrisy. Thou should1 st not have said that, Trim, said my uncle Toby, for God/ only knows who is a hypocrite, and who is not : At the great and general review of us all, corporal, at the day of judgment (and not . till then), it will be seen who have done their duties in this world, and who have not ; and we shall be advanced, Trim, accordingly. I hope we shall, said...
Page 420 - I generally fall into conversation with him ; and surely never is my imagination so busy as in framing his responses from the etchings of his countenance, and where those carry me not deep enough, in flying from my own heart into his, and seeing what is natural for an ass to think, as well as a man, upon the occasion.
Page 97 - WRiting, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is), is but a different name for conversation : As no one, who knows what he is about in good company, would venture to talk all ; — so no author, who understands the just boundaries of decorum and good breeding, would presume to think all : The truest respect which you can pay to the reader's understanding, is to halve this matter amicably, and leave him something to imagine, in his turn, as well as yourself.
Page 337 - ... and when he is fighting for his king, and for his own life, and for his honour too, he has the most reason to pray to God of any one in the whole world. 'Twas well said of thee, Trim, said my Uncle Toby. But when a soldier, said I, an...
Page 152 - Grant me patience , just Heaven ! — Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world — though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst — the cant of criticism is the most tormenting.
Page 101 - I'll not hurt a hair of thy head : — •" Go," says he, lifting up the sash, and opening his hand as he spoke, to let it escape ; — " go, poor devil, get thee gone, why should I hurt thee ? This world is surely wide enough to hold both thee and me.
Page 324 - I had seen a white bear! (for how can I imagine it?) If I should see a white bear, what should I say ? If I should never see a white bear, what then? If I never have, can, must, or shall see a white bear alive; have I ever seen the skin of one ? Did I ever see one painted ? — described ? Have I never dreamed of one? Did my father, mother, uncle, aunt, brothers or sisters, ever see a white bear ? What would they give ? How would they behave ? How would the white bear have behaved? Is he wild? Tame?...

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