The Bertrams, Volume 1

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Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1859 - England
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Page 137 - And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace ! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Page 2 - To him that hath shall be given ; and from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Page 137 - And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! 2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Page 134 - THEN Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Oman the Jebusite.
Page 3 - English youth are now spurred on to deeds of — what shall we say? — money-making activity. Let every place in which a man can hold up his head be the reward of some antagonistic struggle, of some grand competitive examination. Let us get rid of the fault of past ages. With us, let the race be ever to the swift; the victory always to the strong. And let us always be racing, so that the swift and strong shall ever be known among us. But what, then, for those who are not swift, not strong ? Vae...
Page 98 - I doubt whether a practising barrister can ever really be an honest man.' 'What?' 'They have such dirty work to do. They spend their days in making out that black is white; or, worse still, that white is black.' 'Pshaw! Have a little more charity, master George, and do not be so over-righteous. Some of the greatest men of your country have been lawyers.' 'But their being great men won't alter the fact; nor will my being charitable. When two clear-headed men take money to advocate the different sides...
Page 207 - They are generally fond of eating, very cautious about their money, untidy in their own houses, and apt to go to sleep after dinner.
Page 172 - None but Englishmen or Englishwomen do such things as this. To other people is wanting sufficient pluck for such enterprises ; is wanting also a certain mixture of fun, honest independence, and bad taste. Let us go into some church on the Continent — in Italy, we will say — where the walls of the churches still boast of the great works of the great masters. Look at that man standing on the very...
Page 1 - THIS is undoubtedly the age of humanity — as far, at least, as England is concerned. A man who beats his wife is shocking to us, and a colonel who cannot manage his soldiers without having them beaten is nearly equally so. We are not very fond of hanging ; and some of us go so far as to recoil under any circumstances from taking the blood of life. We perform our operations under chloroform ; and it...
Page 218 - ... head that he may sigh and sigh after one particular fair year after year and yet never win her hand, the better it will be for him and the sooner he will be able to devote his energies to his proper business and his hours of dalliance to other and kinder damsels. Anthony Trollope thought the same: "A lady must be very decisive— very, if she means to have her 'no

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