Chelsea in the Olden & Present Times

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The author, 1869 - 224 עמודים
 

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עמוד 36 - A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
עמוד 48 - For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
עמוד 109 - Bells pretty justly ; but he confessed to me, he did that rather to show he was orthodox than that he valued himself upon the music itself. Or if he did proceed in his anatomy, why might he not hope in time to cut off legs, as well as draw teeth ? " The particularity of this man put me into a deep thought, whence it should proceed that, of all the lower order, barbers...
עמוד 35 - He was of a most flowing courtesy and affability to all men who made any address to him ; and so desirous to oblige them, that he did not enough consider the value of the obligation, or the merit of the person he chose to oblige ; from which much of his misfortune resulted.
עמוד 109 - ... rational hypothesis, not to cure, but take away the part affected. My love of mankind made me very benevolent to Mr. Salter *; for such is the name of this eminent barber and antiquary. Men are usually, but unjustly, distinguished rather by their fortunes than their talents, otherwise this personage would make a great figure in that class of men which I distinguish under the title of Odd Fellows.
עמוד 53 - No matter for that; it's as good a face as yours. Mrs. Frail — Not by a dozen years
עמוד 87 - He had also free access to the oven, and superintended the whole of the process ; but completely failed, both as to composition and baking, for his materials always yielded to the intensity of the heat, while those of the Company came out of the furnace perfect and complete.
עמוד 109 - Overdo (whose history is written by Ben Jonson), met with more enormities by walking incognito than he was capable of correcting ; and found great mortifications in observing also persons of eminence, whom he before knew nothing of. Thus it fared with me, even in a place so near the town as this.
עמוד 121 - To speak of him as an actor, he was the most original and the strictest observer of nature, of all his contemporaries. He borrowed from none of them; his manner was his own ; he was a pattern to others, whose greatest merit was that they had sometimes tolerably imitated him.
עמוד 142 - Strange persecution ! when the Grave itself Is no protection from rude sufferance. Absurd ! to think to over-reach the Grave, And from the wreck of names to rescue ours ! The best concerted schemes men lay for fame Die fast away; only themselves die faster.

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