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Jenson society, Printed for members only, 1906
 

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Seite 56 - For, if he is a man of the least spirit, he will have fifty deviations from a straight line to make with this or that party as he goes along, which he can no ways avoid.
Seite 172 - WRITING, when properly managed (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation. As no one, who knows what he is about in good company, would venture to talk all; so no author, who understands the just boundaries of decorum and good- breeding, would presume to think all : The truest respect which you can pay to the reader's understanding, is to halve this matter amicably, and leave him something to imagine, in his turn, as well as yourself.
Seite 202 - And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, And with labour do we find the things that are before us...
Seite 112 - Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine;— they are the life, the soul of reading;— take them out of this book for instance,— you might as well take the book along with them...
Seite 41 - In the naked temper 44 which a merry heart discovered, he would say, there was no danger, — but to itself: — whereas the very essence of gravity was design, and consequently deceit; — 'twas a taught trick to gain credit of the world for more sense and knowledge than a man was worth...
Seite 3 - I WISH either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me; had they duly considered how much depended upon what they were then doing; — that not only the production of a rational Being was concerned in it, but that possibly the happy formation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind...
Seite 165 - ROMANCE, which, before, was a book apocryphal : If I am thus pressed — I then put an end to the whole objection and controversy about it all at once, by acquainting him, that Obadiah had not got above threescore yards from the stable-yard before he met with Dr. Slop...
Seite 113 - I have constructed the main work and the adventitious parts of it with such intersections, and have so complicated and involved the digressive and progressive movements, one wheel within another, that the whole machine, in general, has been kept a-going; — and, what's more, it shall be kept a-going these forty years, if it pleases the fountain of health to bless me so long with life and good spirits.
Seite 179 - Go — says he, one day at dinner, to an overgrown one which had buzzed about his nose, and tormented him cruelly all dinner-time, — and which after infinite attempts, he had caught at last, as it flew by him; — I'll not hurt thee, says my uncle Toby, rising from his chair, and going across the room, with the fly in his hand, — I '11 not hurt a hair of thy head : — Go...
Seite 69 - My father was a gentleman of many virtues, — but he had a strong spice of that in his temper, which might, or might not, add to the number. — 'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, — and of obstinacy in a bad one...

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