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Pagina 188 - Tis the very thing," said the merchant, " and I must have forgotten to put the hole in the middle .''r LOGIC.
Pagina 218 - His father was a man of that strictness of conscience, that he gave over the practice of the law, because he could not understand the reason of giving colour in pleadings, which as he thought was to tell a lie ; and that, with some other things commonly practised, seemed to him contrary to that exactness of truth and justice which became a Christian ; so that he withdrew himself from the inns of court, to live on his estate in the country.
Pagina 218 - Boerhaave, through life, consecrated the first hour after he rose in the morning to meditation and prayer ; declaring, that from thence he derived vigour and aptitude for business, together with equanimity under provocations, and a perfect conquest over his irascible passions.
Pagina 220 - Plutarch tells us, when dinner was ended in the camp, while others either went to sleep, or were disquieting their minds with apprehensions concerning the approaching battle, Brutus employed himself in writing till the evening, composing an epitome of Polybius.
Pagina 188 - Stop there," says the customer, " I never had a cheese of you or any other person : I make my own cheese." " You certainly must have had it," said the merchant,
Pagina 219 - Stage," relates the follorfring anecdote, which may be true, or may be nothing more than a lively invention : — A woman of fashion in London had a great desire to procure the portrait of a nobleman with whom she was in love, but who had a particular aversion to sit for his picture. She prevailed upon Garrick to notice the face of this lord, and so possess himself of his features that the painter might easily design a faithful likeness, through the medium of his borrowed resemblance. This was undertaken,...
Pagina 219 - The sparks of calumny," he would say, " will be presently extinct of themselves, unless you blow them — (Spreta exoleietmt; li iratcare, ignita eidentttr,) and therefore, in return, he chose rather to commend the good qualities of his calumniators (if they had any) than to dwell upon the bad."— Life, p.
Pagina 219 - ... might easily design a faithful likeness, through the medium of his borrowed resemblance. This was undertaken, and after having studied every trait and gesture, and each possible manner of giving them variety, till it was no longer Garrick, but My Lord, the painter was set to work, and succeeded so well that the portrait was universally known for the nobleman in question, who was the first to express his astonishment at so perfect a likeness being obtained without his knowledge. The story goes...