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Pàgina 226 - I am neither an extortioner nor an adulterer, even as some others who are standing beside me, and on whom let the charge of the minister light — for to them, and not to me, does it apply. Now, what I maintain — and I am anxious to make you all understand it — is, that there is not a human being on the face of the earth — there...
Pàgina 6 - Hull — for so was my warm-hearted friend called — was a very extraordinary person. He knew the business of everybody in London better than the people themselves. He happened to know everything that was going forward in all circles — mercantile, political, fashionable, literary, or theatrical; in addition to all matters connected with military and naval affairs, agriculture, finance, art and science — everything came alike to him — to his inquiring eye no mystery continued undiscovered ;...
Pàgina 6 - ... matters connected with military and naval affairs, agriculture, finance, art and science — everything came alike to him — to his inquiring eye no mystery continued undiscovered ; — from his attentive ear no secret remained concealed. He was plump — short — with an intelligent countenance, and near-sighted — with a constitution and complexion fresh enough to look forty, at a time when...
Pàgina 37 - The dessert, after Hull's description of his fruit, was rather a disappointment. The currants had been gathered, the gooseberries stolen, but there were still ' bushels ' of apples ; and the cellar afforded the juice of the grape in its best possible state ;
Pàgina 56 - you ought to know me better. I never say what isn't true. I bought these cards two years ago — best cards you ever played with. I never buy inferior articles — got them in a lump — two hundred and fifty packs — told you so — you may count 'em, Dubs — I see you laughing, Tim — you may laugh — count 'em as yon would benefit tickets — eh — Tim — pooh, pooh — don't tell me.
Pàgina 10 - BIBLIOMANIAC. my pursuit, you know — eh — old books — rare books — I don't care what I give so as I can secure them — this is a tract of 1486 — seventeen pages originally — five only wanting — two damaged — got it for seventy-two pounds ten shillings — Caxton — only one other copy extant — that in the British Museum.
Pàgina 10 - Here," said he, drawing from one of his pockets a very small, dirty, black-letter book, "this is all I shall do to-day. My pursuit, you know — eh ? — old books — rare books. I don't care what I give so as I can secure them. This is a tract of 1486 — seventeen pages originally — five only wanting — two damaged — got it for seventy-two pounds ten shillings — Caxton — only one other copy extant — that in the British Museum.
Pàgina 137 - ... been so fortunate (great cheering). My political feelings and principles I need not touch upon (immense cheering) ; they are known to all the world (tumultuous applause) ; I shall steadily maintain the course I have heretofore followed, and observe the straight line, neither swerving to the right, nor to the left, as little awed by the frown of power as flattered by its smiles (hear, hear, hear). " Gentlemen, I sincerely thank you for the honour you have done me, and beg to drink all your good...
Pàgina 11 - said I, innocently. — ' Why, I do not happen to know that,' said Hull. — ' Then why buy it ? ' said I. — ' Buy ! ' exclaimed he, looking at me through his glass with an expression of astonishment, — 'I buy thousands of books ! — pooh ! pooh ! millions, my dear sir, in the course of a year, but I never think of reading them. My dear friend, I have no time to read.
Pàgina 292 - ... the pain, Sir, that your success gives me, you would not speak so thoughtlessly of your happiness. I, too, am in pursuit of a lady — one to whom I am heart and soul devoted — who has treated me hardly and harshly — I never fancied 1 could be so •weak and silly, but, as you say, man is not master of himself, and ' When a lady's in the case, All other things of course give place.