How to Get on in the World: As Demonstrated by the Life and Language of William Cobbett : to which is Added Cobbett's English Grammar with Notes

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J.W. Pratt, 1883 - 557 pagina's
 

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Pagina 133 - What person, unacquainted with the true state of the case, would imagine, in reading these astounding eulogies, that this ' glory of the people ' was the subject of millions of shrugs and reproaches ? — that this 'protector of the arts...
Pagina 19 - ... on the ground, and the weather piercing cold. It was my habit, when I had done my morning's writing, to go out at break of day to take a walk on a hill at the foot of which our barracks lay. In about three mornings after I had first seen her, I had, by an invitation to breakfast with me, got up two young. men to join me in my walk ; and our road lay by the house of her father and mother. It was hardly light, but she was out on the snow, scrubbing out a washing-tub. " That's the girl for me,"...
Pagina 133 - PRINCE, was a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without one single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...
Pagina 116 - There are indeed but very few who know how to be idle and innocent, or have a relish of any pleasures that are not criminal; every diversion they take is at the expense of some one virtue or another, and their very first step out of business is into vice or folly.
Pagina 277 - COTTAGE ECONOMY: Containing information relative to the Brewing of Beer, Making of Bread, Keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Poultry, &c.
Pagina 194 - THE love of RETIREMENT has, in all ages, adhered closely to those minds, which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed every thing generally supposed to confer happiness, have been forced to seek it in the shades of privacy.
Pagina 195 - Tranquilla, he should have been likely to incur the same censure ; for among all the animals upon which nature has impressed deformity and horror, there was none whom he durst not encounter rather than a beetle. " Thus, Sir, though cowardice is universally defined too close and anxious an attention to personal safety, there will be found scarcely any fear, however excessive in its degree, or unreasonable in its object, which will be allowed to characterize a coward.
Pagina 178 - I am. Thou art. He is. We are. You are. They are. I was. Thou wast He was. We were. You were. They were.
Pagina 205 - But if the power of example is so great as to take possession of the memory by a kind of violence, and produce effects almost without the intervention of the will, care ought to be taken that, when the choice is unrestrained, the best examples only should be exhibited; and that which is likely to operate so strongly should not be mischievous or uncertain in its effects.
Pagina 133 - Arts had named a wretched Foreigner his Historical Painter in disparagement or in ignorance of the merits of his own countrymen! That this Maecenas of the. Age patronized not a single deserving writer! That this Breather of Eloquence could not say a few decent extempore words, — if we are to judge at least from what he said to his regiment on its embarkation for Portugal! That this Conqueror of Hearts was the disappointer of hopes!

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