How to Get on in the World: As Displayed in the Life and Writings of William Cobbett

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R. Worthington, 1888 - 301 pagina's
 

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Pagina 131 - 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 5 - Kew gave such a description of them as made me instantly resolve to work in these gardens. The next morning, without saying a word to any one, off I set, with no clothes except those upon my back, and with thirteen halfpence in my pocket.
Pagina 291 - COTTAGE ECONOMY: Containing information relative to the Brewing of Beer, Making of Bread, Keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Poultry, &c.
Pagina 131 - 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 212 - A place where Walpole succeeded and Addison failed ; where Dundas succeeded and Burke failed ; where Peel now succeeds and where Mackintosh fails ; where Erskine and Scarlett were dinner-bells ; where Lawrence and Jekyll, the two wittiest men, or nearly so, of their time, were thought bores, is surely a very strange place.
Pagina 13 - The whole of the money, not expended for us at market, was two-pence a week for each man. I remember, and well I may ! that upon one occasion I, after all absolutely necessary expenses, had, on a Friday, made shift to have a halfpenny in reserve, which I had destined for the purchase of a...
Pagina 260 - I should have been at this day as great a fool, as inefficient a mortal, as any of those frivolous idiots that are turned out from Winchester and Westminster School, or from any of those dens of dunces called Colleges and Universities.
Pagina 68 - Hill,' meant with us the utmost degree of height. Therefore the first object my eyes sought was this hill. I could not believe my eyes ! Literally speaking, I for a moment thought the famous hill removed, and a little heap put in its stead ; for I had seen in New Brunswick, a single rock, or hill of solid rock, ten times as big, and four or five times as high ! The postboy, going...
Pagina 4 - When I first trudged a-field, with my wooden bottle and my satchel swung over my shoulders, I was hardly able to climb the gates and stiles ; and, at the close of the day, to reach home, was a task of infinite difficulty.
Pagina 27 - ... rare conduct and great natural talents had given me; sanguine as was my mind, and brilliant as were my prospects: yet I had seen so much of the meannesses, the unjust partialities, the insolent pomposity, the disgusting dissipations of that way of life, that I was weary of it: I longed, exchanging my fine laced coat for the Yankee farmer's home-spun, to be where I should never behold the supple crouch of servility, and never hear the hectoring voice of authority, again; and, on the lonely banks...

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