Mirth in Miniature, Or, Bursts of Merriment: Being a Collection of the Very Best Bon Mots, Witticisms, Smart Repartees, Bulls and Laughable Anecdotes

H. Mozley, Brook-Street, and sold by G. Cowie and Company, Poultry, London, 1825 - 180 Seiten
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Seite 111 - I, too much for his whistle. If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth, Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle.
Seite 111 - Don't give too much for the whistle; and I saved my money.
Seite 111 - I might have bought with the rest of the money ; and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation ; and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure.
Seite 110 - I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers and sisters and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth...
Seite 127 - Butler's Monument in Westminster Abbey WHILE Butler, needy wretch! was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give : See him, when starv'd to death and turn'd to dust, Presented with a monumental bust ! The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone...
Seite 118 - Here lies in horizontal position the outside case of George Routleigh, watchmaker ; whose abilities in that line were an honour to his profession. Integrity was the mainspring, and prudence the regulator, of all the actions of his life.
Seite 98 - Laracor, and gave public notice to his parishioners, that he would read prayers on every Wednesday and Friday. Upon the subsequent Wednesday the bell was rung, and the rector attended in his desk, when after having sat some time, and finding the congregation to consist only of himself and his clerk Roger, he began with great composure and gravity; but with a turn peculiar to himself. "Dearly beloved Roger, the scripture moveth you and me in sundry places, <&c.
Seite 111 - Mistaken man, said I, you are providing pain for yourself, instead of pleasure : you give too much for your whistle.
Seite 111 - I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered girl married to an ill-natured brute of a husband, What a pity, say I, that she should pay so much for a whistle!
Seite 153 - May it please your highness, I have a long time courted that young gentlewoman there, my lady's woman, and cannot prevail ; I was therefore humbly praying her ladyship to intercede for me.

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