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Brave Men and Women: Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs
Osgood E. Fuller
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1886
Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs
O. E. (Osgood Eaton) Fuller
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 2012
army beautiful began better blessed born brave Bunyan called cheerful child Christian Church daughter dear death Dendermond divine duty earth England English eternal eyes faith father Fayette feel Florence Nightingale France Franklin gave Girard Girard College girl Gironde Girondists give hand happy heard heart heaven Henry Wilson honor hope husband Joan Joan of Arc John king knew La Fayette labor light lived look Lord Madame Recamier Madame Roland married mind mother nature never night noble Nubian Desert pain Paris Peter Cooper Phillips Brooks Pilgrim's Progress Poor Richard says soon soul spirit sweet tell thee thing thou thought tion Trim Troost true truth uncle Toby via lucis voice wife wise woman women words young youth
Seite 391 - MID pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!
Seite 17 - What maintains one vice would bring up two children. You may think, perhaps, that a little tea or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no great matter: but remember what Poor Richard says, Many a little makes a mickle; and farther, Beware of little expenses; A small leak will sink a great ship; and again, Who dainties love shall beggars prove; and moreover, Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
Seite 81 - And now I see with eye serene, The very pulse of the machine; A being, breathing thoughtful breath, A traveller between life and death ; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength and skill; A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort; and command. And yet a spirit, still and bright With something of an angel light.
Seite 14 - If Time be of all Things the most precious, wasting Time must be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest Prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time enough, always proves little enough...
Seite 18 - He means, that perhaps the cheapness is apparent only, and not real ; or the bargain, by straitening thee in thy business, may do thee more harm than good. For in another place he says, Many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths.
Seite 81 - She was a Phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely Apparition , sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn ; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and waylay.
Seite 198 - He shall not drop," said my uncle Toby, firmly. " A-well-o'day, do what we can for him," said Trim, maintaining his point ; " the poor soul will die." " He shall not die, by G — ," cried my uncle Toby. The accusing spirit, which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in ; and the recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word, and blotted it out for ever.
Seite 13 - I stopped my horse lately where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times; and one of the company called to a plain, clean old man, with white locks; — "Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country? How shall we ever be able to pay them? What would you advise us to?
Seite 14 - Friends," says he, and Neighbours, the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly; and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may...