Studies in Some Famous Letters

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Burleigh, 1899 - 308 ページ
 

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68 ページ - Thou shalt not kill; but needst not strive Officiously to keep alive...
238 ページ - I have passed all my days in London, until I have formed as many and intense local attachments as any of you mountaineers can have done with dead nature.
260 ページ - Throw yourself on the world without any rational plan of support beyond what the chance employ of booksellers would afford you ! " Throw yourself rather, my dear sir, from the steep Tarpeian rock, slap-dash headlong upon iron spikes. If you have but five consolatory minutes between the desk and the bed, make much of them, and live a century in them rather than turn slave to the booksellers.
23 ページ - We were sitting yesterday after dinner, the two ladies and myself, very composedly, and without the least apprehension of any such intrusion in our snug parlour, one lady knitting, the other netting, and the gentleman winding worsted, when...
9 ページ - And I will tell you what you shall find at your first entrance. Imprimis, as soon as you have entered the vestibule, if you cast a look on either side of you, you shall see on the right hand a box of my making. It is the box in which have been lodged all my hares, and in which lodges Puss at present.
261 ページ - Keep to your Bank, and the Bank will keep you. Trust not to the Public, you may hang, starve, drown yourself, for anything that worthy Personage cares. I bless every star, that Providence, not seeing good to make me independent, has seen it next good to settle me upon the stable foundation of Leadenhall.
16 ページ - We breakfast commonly between eight and nine ; till eleven, we read either the Scripture, or the sermons of some faithful preacher of those holy mysteries ; at eleven, we attend divine service, which is performed here twice every day ; and from twelve to three we separate, and amuse ourselves as we please.
21 ページ - I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, and such like things, with so much art, in every part, that when you went in, you...
61 ページ - I guess, awfully overlooks the way ; our path here tends to the left, and the ground gently rising, and covered with a glade of scattering trees and bushes on the very margin of the water, opens both -ways the most delicious view that my eyes ever beheld. Behind you are the magnificent heights of...
46 ページ - At the foot of one of these squats ME I (il penseroso), and there grow to the trunk for a whole morning.

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