Land Sharks and Sea Gulls, Volume 1

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Pagina 124 - Why she did this or that, but has her ends, And knows she does well, never gave the world Two things so opposite, so contrary, As he and I am...
Pagina 88 - Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace. With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost.
Pagina 50 - How oft when men are at the point of death Have they been merry! which their keepers call A lightning before death: O, how may I Call this a lightning!
Pagina 26 - To be perfect in this part of learning, it is necessary to have the head clear as well as the complexion ;" or, " To be perfect in this part of learning, does he rarely mingle with the men, but frequent the tea-tables of the ladies ?" Which ever of these be the sense, the words ought to have been otherwise ranged.
Pagina 61 - Then why such evasion ? Why not state it at once ? " " Well, then, if you must have it." — " Must ! I will have it," vociferated the counsellor, interrupting the witness. " Well, then, if you must and will have it," rejoined the ostler, with imperturbable gravity, "why, then, I had it myself from the mare's own mouth.
Pagina 92 - O'er each harsh feature rude Gathers the shadow of forgctfulness ; While all that minister'd delight floats like a blissful dream before the sight. 1 'Tis as a pleasant laud by moon-light seen, Where each harsh form, that met the day, In darkness dies away; Smooth gleams, and tender shadows steal between* While the pal* silvery orb glides peaceful o'er the scene.
Pagina 61 - I doesn't consider a man's bound to answer a question afore he's time to turn it in his mind." " Nothing can be more simple, sir, than the question put. I again repeat it : Upon what authority do you swear to the animal's age ? " " The best authority," responded the witness, gruffly.
Pagina 99 - Questionless, a woman with a wise soul, is the fittest companion for man : otherwise GOD would have given him a friend rather than a wife. A wise wife comprehends both sexes : she is woman for her body, and she is man within : for her soul is like her husband's.
Pagina 61 - Nothing can be more simple, sir, than the question put. I again repeat it : Upon what authority do you swear to the animal's Bge ?" "The best authority, responded the witness, gruffly. " Then why such evasion ? Why not state it at once ? "Well, then, if you must have it," — " Must ! I will htive it," vociferated the counsellor, interrupting the witness.
Pagina 80 - ... prejudicial to him in making his fortune, has resolved to be impudent, and to put a bold face upon the matter; but it is observable that such people have seldom succeeded in the attempt, but have been obliged to relapse into their primitive modesty. Nothing carries a man through the world like a true, genuine, natural impudence. Its counterfeit is good for nothing, nor can ever support itself.

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