Gurney Married: A Sequel to Gilbert Gurney, Band 1


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Seite 43 - ALL love, at first, like generous wine, Ferments and frets until 'tis fine ; But, when 'tis settled on the lee, And from th' impurer matter free, Becomes the richer still the older, And proves the pleasanter the colder.
Seite 119 - ... experience every variety of distress. Observe, however, that the quantities of food and exercise are relative things: those who move much may, and indeed ought, to eat more; those who use little exercise, should eat little. In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eat about twice as much as nature requires.
Seite 27 - Caution, not to make our moves too hastily. This habit is best acquired by observing strictly the laws of the game, such as, " If you touch a piece, " you must move it somewhere; if you set it down,
Seite 26 - ... competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effects of prudence or the want of it. By playing at chess, then, we may learn, I.
Seite 176 - Children pick up words as pigeons peas, And utter them again as God shall please.
Seite 45 - O — h — nothing." And this quarrel arose as they sat at breakfast: the lady very innocently observed, " She believed the tea was made with Thames water.
Seite 65 - ... serves as well as truth till new ones come up. He is little concerned whether it be good or bad, for that does not make it more or less news; and if there be any difference, he loves the bad best, because it is said to come soonest; for he would willingly bear his share in any public calamity to have the pleasure of hearing and telling it.
Seite 27 - ... and it is therefore best that these rules should be observed ; as the game thereby becomes more the image of human life, and particularly of war ; in which, if you have incautiously put yourself into a bad and dangerous position, you cannot obtain your enemy's leave to withdraw your troops, and place them more securely, but you must abide all the consequences of your rashness. And, lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by...
Seite 115 - S., my love, play," she wants a spade. Smigsmag and spade begin with the same letter, and, sure enough, down comes a spade. "Harriet, my dear," says Smigsmag, "how long you are sorting your cards." Mrs. Smigsmag stumps down a heart : and a gentle " Come, my love," on either side, infallibly produces a club.
Seite 263 - Charlee the Second's time, and invented by one of the first wits of that age. What care I, if by some extravagance, some unaccountable absurdity, I am made momentarily to forget the things which prey upon my mind ? I am satisfied ; — and if Mr. Delaville, whose real name is in all probability Dobbs, Dobbins, or Doddle, diverts my thoughts from subjects which give me pain, I feel myself very much indebted to the said Dobbs, Dobbins, or Doddle, as the case may be. Voltaire says that Providence has...

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