Sunshine and shadow in New York

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J.B. Burr, 1869 - New York (N.Y.) - 718 pages
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Page 464 - You must preach to us, or we shall all go to hell together, and God will require our blood at your hands !" This pointed appeal had its intended effect, in awakening his attention to the peril of their condition.
Page 29 - Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth...
Page 600 - I have not eaten a warm dinner since I bought the Museum, except on the Sabbath," I replied, "and I intend never to eat another on a week-day until I get out of debt." " Ah, you are safe, and will pay for the Museum before the year is out...
Page 224 - IF you cannot on the ocean Sail among the swiftest fleet, Rocking on the highest billows, Laughing at the storms you meet. You can stand among the sailors, Anchor'd yet within the bay, You can lend a hand to help them, As they launch their boats away.
Page 224 - If you cannot, in the conflict, Prove yourself a soldier true. If where fire and smoke are thickest, There's no work for you to do, When the battlefield is silent. You can go with careful tread. You can bear away the wounded, You can cover up the dead.
Page 224 - While the multitudes go by. You can chant in happy measure, As they slowly pass along; Though they may forget the singer, They will not forget the song.
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Page 187 - No tenant can expend a dollar, or put in a pane of glass, without his personal inspection. His father sold him the Astor House for the sum of one dollar. The lessees...
Page 374 - Public prostitutes, two thousand six hundred and seventy. Waiter girls in concert and drinking saloons, seven hundred and forty-seven. You will see that houses of prostitution have increased twenty-two in two years, and houses of assignation have decreased thirteen. Concert saloons have increased four. Prostitutes have increased five hundred and forty-seven. The waiter girls will be increased by the figures to come in. As it regards 'other women,' we have no means of knowing anything of their number....
Page 35 - ... life has no passport except money. If a man has this, though destitute of character and brains, he is made welcome. One may come from Botany Bay or St. James; with a ticket of leave from a penal colony or St. Cloud; if he has diamond rings and a coach, all places will be opened to him. The leaders of upper New York were, a few years ago, porters, stable-boys, coal-heavers, pickers of rags, scrubbers of floors, and laundry women. Coarse, rude, ignorant, uncivil, and immoral many of them are still....

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