The Perfect Gentleman: Or, Etiquette and Eloquence. A Book of Information and Instruction ... Containing Model Speeches for All Occasions ... 500 Toasts and Sentiments for Everybody ... To which are Added, the Duties of Chairmen of Public Meetings ...

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Dick & Fitzgerald, 1860 - 335 Seiten
 

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Seite 234 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord its various tone, Each spring its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Seite 104 - The treasures of the deep are not so precious, As are the conceal'd comforts of a man Lock'd up in woman's love. I scent the air Of blessings when I come but near the house.
Seite 150 - s told but to her mutual breast, We will not ask her name. Enough, while memory tranced and glad Paints silently the fair, That each should dream of joys he's had, Or yet may hope to share. Yet far, far hence be jest or boast From hallow'd thoughts so dear ; But drink to them that we love most, As they would love to hear.
Seite 104 - Is like a banqueting-house built in a garden, On which the spring's chaste flowers take delight To cast their modest odours ; when base lust, With all her powders, paintings, and best pride, Is but a fair house built by a ditch side.
Seite 31 - Few things surpass old wine ; and they may preach Who please — the more because they preach in vain — Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.
Seite 36 - ... a person of a very good understanding; call him a legislator, a reasoner, and the conductor of the affairs of a great nation, and it seems to me as absurd as if a butterfly were to teach bees to make honey. That he is an extraordinary writer of small poetry, and a diner-out of the highest lustre, I do most readily admit. After George Selwyn, and perhaps Tickell, there has been no such man for this half century.
Seite 142 - There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack!
Seite 36 - When he is jocular he is strong, when he is serious he is like Samson in a wig; any ordinary person is a match for him; a song, an ironical letter, a burlesque ode, an attack in...
Seite 58 - Drinks up the sea, and, when he 'as done, The moon and stars drink up the sun. They drink and dance by their own light, They drink and revel all the night. Nothing in nature 's sober found, But an eternal health goes round.
Seite 92 - I regard the discovery of a dish as a far more interesting event than the discovery of a star, for we have always stars enough, but we can never have too many dishes ; and I shall not regard the sciences as sufficiently honoured or adequately represented amongst us, until I see a cook in the first class of the Institute.

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