The Humourist's Own Book: A Cabinet of Original and Selected Anecdotes, Bon Mots, Sports of Fancy, and Traits of Character: Intended to Furnish Occasion for Reflection as Well as Mirth

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Desliver, Thomas & Company, 1836 - 284 Seiten

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Seite 16 - The request was fortunately made to perhaps the only man in the company, who had the firmness not to be affected by the preacher. His answer was, " At any other time, friend Hopkinson, I would lend to thee freely ; but not now ; for thee seems to be out of thy right senses.
Seite 152 - A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Seite 132 - Have you any Methodists, Seceders, or Independents there?" "No, no!" "Why who have you there?" "We don't know those names here. All who are here are Christians, believers in Christ — men who have overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of his testimony.
Seite 242 - said the Doctor, 'do you pretend to be paid for such a piece of work ? Why, you have spoiled my pavement, and then covered it over with earth, to hide your bad work ! ' ' Doctor ! ' said the paviour, ' mine is not the only bad work the earth hides.
Seite 154 - O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul !' This was followed by a general laugh.
Seite 15 - I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. At this sermon there was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collection might be intended, had, by precaution, emptied his pockets before he came from home.
Seite 154 - Your prayer, Sir William, is indeed very short; but I remember another as short, but a much better, offered up likewise by a poor soldier in the same circumstances: 'O God, if in the day of battle I forget thee, do not thou forget me!
Seite 132 - ... every accent of his voice spoke to the ear, every feature of his face, every motion of his hands, and every gesture, spoke to the eye; so that the most dissipated and thoughtless found their attention involuntarily fixed, and the dullest and most ignorant could not but understand.
Seite 170 - Belgrave very promptly and handsomely complimented the honourable member on his readiness of recollection, and frankly admitted, that the continuation of the passage had the tendency ascribed to it by Mr. Sheridan, and that he had overlooked it at the moment when he gave his quotation.
Seite 58 - Merchant, upon recovering a little from his fright, put his hand into his pocket and presented the sailor with a shilling. The crowd, who were by this time collected, loudly protested against the insignificance of the sum ; but Burns, with a smile of ineffable scorn, entreated them to restrain their clamour, " For," said he, " the gentleman is, of course, the best judge of the value of his own life.

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