Ballou's Monthly Magazine, Volumes 3-4

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M. M. Ballou., 1856
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Page 30 - Having groped his passage to the horizontal part of the den, the most terrifying darkness appeared in front of the dim circle of light afforded by his torch. It was silent as the house of death. None but monsters of the desert had ever before explored this solitary mansion of horror.
Page 136 - It has been beautifully said, that " the veil which covers the face of Futurity is woven by the hand of Mercy.
Page 519 - is Martin Kroller on the engine?" "Yes," I told him. "Holy Virgin! didn't you know him?" "Know?" I repeated, somewhat puzzled; what do you mean? He told me his name was Kroller, and that he was an engineer. We had no one to run the engine, and — " " You took him ! " interrupted the man. " Good heavens, sir, he is as crazy as a man can be ! He turned his brain over a new plan for applying steam power. I saw him at the station, but did not fully recognize him, as I was in a hurry. Just now one of...
Page 71 - It seizes on spare moments, and turns larger fragments of leisure to golden account. A man, who follows his calling with industry and spirit, and uses his earnings economically, will always have some portion of the day at command ; and it is astonishing, how fruitful of improvement a short season becomes, when eagerly seized and faithfully used. It has often been observed, that they, who have most time at their disposal, profit by it least.
Page 520 - Here's Little Oscue just before us," cried out one of the guard. But even as he spoke the buildings were at hand. A sickening sensation settled upon my heart, for I supposed that we were now gone. The houses flew by like lightning. I knew if the officers here had turned the switch as usual, we should be hurled into eternity in one fearful crash. I saw a flash, — it was another engine, — I closed my eyes; but still we thundered on! The officers had seen our speed, and knowing that we would not...
Page 368 - ... light as air will do it, at least for the twenty-four hours; and, if you are young, depend upon it it will tell when you are old ; and, if you are old, rest assured it will send you gently and happily down the stream of human time to eternity.
Page 274 - The man who stands upon his own soil ; who feels, that by the laws of the land in which he lives, — by the law of civilized nations, — he is the rightful and exclusive owner of the land which he tills, is, by the constitution of our nature, under a wholesome influence, not easily imbibed from any other source. He feels, — other things being equal. — more strongly than another, the character of man as the lord of the inanimate world.
Page 73 - I ordered half-a-dozen pounds of both sorts, but took the precaution of changing the papers on which the prices were marked, before giving them into the hands of Betty. ' Well, Betty, which soap do you find washes best?' ' Oh, please Sir, the dearest, in the blue paper ; it makes a lather as well again as the other.
Page 76 - This varnish, which oozes out of the tree on its being wounded, is procured from stems that are three years old, and is received in some proper vessel. When first...
Page 71 - I have already intimated, that an earnest purpose finds time or makes time. It seizes on spare moments, and turns larger fragments of leisure to golden account. A man, who follows his calling with industry and spirit, and uses his earnings economically, will always have some portion of the day at command ; and it is astonishing, how fruitful of improvement a short season becomes, when eagerly seized and faithfully...

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