The Hand-book of Standard Or American Phonography, Volum 1

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Pàgina 9 - I saved my money. As I grew up, came into the world, and observed the actions of men, I thought I met with many, very many, who gave too much for the whistle.
Pàgina 9 - When I saw another fond of popularity, constantly employing himself in political bustles, neglecting his own affairs, and ruining them by that neglect, He pays, indeed, said I, too much for his whistle.
Pàgina 10 - Romanesque, the relation of which to each other is well known to be such that the former supplies the material foundation, the latter the abstract notions.
Pàgina 9 - I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle " In short, I conceive that a great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by the false estimates they have made of the value of things, and by their giving too much for their whistles.
Pàgina 44 - ... if we had been present on the occasion — we owe it to Shorthand. In short, all those brilliant and spirit-stirring effusions which the circumstances of the present times combine to draw forth, and which the press transmits to us with such astonishing celerity, warm from the lips and instinct with the soul of the speaker, would have been entirely lost to posterity, and comparatively little known to ourselves, had it not been for the facilities afforded for their preservation by Shorthand.
Pàgina 39 - O ! say, what mystic spell is that, which so blinds us to the sufferings of our brethren — which deafens to our ear the voice of bleeding humanity, when it is aggravated by the shriek of dying thousands — which makes the very magnitude of the slaughter, throw a softening disguise over its cruelties, and its horrors — which causes us to eye with indifference, the field that is crowded with the most revolting abominations, and arrests that sigh, which each individual would singly have...
Pàgina 9 - Mistaken man, said I, you are providing pain for yourself, instead of pleasure : you give too much for your whistle.
Pàgina 39 - ... in your bosom, how could you endure it, to behold the agonies of the dying man — as goaded by pain, he grasps the cold ground in convulsive energy, or faint with the loss of blood, his pulse ebbs low, and the gathering paleness spreads itself over his countenance ; or wrapping himself round in despair, he can only mark by a few feeble quiverings, that life still lurks and lingers in his lacerated body ; or lifting up a faded eye, he casts on you a look of imploring helplessness, for that succour...
Pàgina 27 - Upon this, the weights, who had never been accused of light conduct, used all their influence in urging him to proceed; when, as with one consent, the wheels began to turn, the hands began to move, the pendulum began to swing, and, to its credit, ticked as loud as ever; while a...
Pàgina 27 - If we had to walk a hundred miles, we should still have to set but one step at a time, and this process continued, would infallibly bring us to our journey's end. Fatigue generally begins, and is always increased, by calculating in a minute the exertion of hours.

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