The Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack

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Tinsley brothers, 1876 - 336 pagina's
 

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Pagina 56 - Guid faith he mauna fa' that. For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that ; The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a that. Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that ; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Pagina 260 - Compound for sins they are inclined to By damning those they have no mind to.
Pagina 1 - Tis strange, — but true ; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction : if it could be told, How much would novels gain by the exchange ! How differently the world would men behold...
Pagina 179 - And he gave it for his opinion, " that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground, where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to hist country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Pagina 244 - But the present case is still stronger, coming not only within the intendment, but also the very letter of the words. " By the word black all the horses that are black are devised ; by the word white are devised those that are white ; and by the same word, with the conjunction copulative, and, between them, the horses that are black and white, that is to say, pyed, are devised also.
Pagina 42 - And this the burthen of his song For ever used to be : — I care for nobody, no, not I, If no one cares for me.1 Ibid.
Pagina 121 - I'll tell you what it did. The first day he took it out he fired one barrel, and killed six crows as he didn't see ; he fired the second, and shot nine partridges out of five, and the kick of the gun knocked him back'ards into a ditch, and he fell upon a hare and killed that. These guns will shoot round a corner, and over a hay-rick ; and they 're used to fatten the paupers that are turned out of the Unions for not paying the Income Tax.
Pagina 160 - In deciding upon the kind of house to be erected, I determined, first and foremost, to consult convenience and comfort. I cared little for style, and my wife cared still less; but as we meant to have a good house, it might as well, at the same time, be unique. In this, I confess, I had "an eye to business...
Pagina 228 - there was no matter,' And proved it — 'twas no matter what he said: They say his system 'tis in vain to batter, Too subtle for the airiest human head ; And yet who can believe it? I would shatter Gladly all matters down to Stone or lead, Or adamant, to find the world a spirit, And wear my head, denying that I wear it.

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