Flim-flams!: Or, The Life and Errors of My Uncle, and the Amours of My Aunt!, Volumen1

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John Murray, 1805 - 9 páginas
 

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Página 63 - And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet. as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Página 173 - ... he had a notion not very peculiar, that he could not write but at certain times, or at happy moments; a fantastic foppery, to which my kindness for a man of learning and of virtue wishes him to have been superior.
Página 176 - When he had a mind to penetrate into the inclinations of those he had to deal with, he composed his face, his gesture, and his whole body, as nearly as he could into the exact similitude of the person he intended to examine ; and then carefully observed •what turn of mind he seemed to acquire by this change. So that, says my author, he was able to enter into the dispositions and thoughts of people as effectually as if he had been changed into the very men.
Página 13 - He'll grow immortal ; for he cannot live : He rubs his awful front, and takes his ream, With no provision made, but of his theme ; Perhaps a title has his fancy smit, Or a quaint motto, which he thinks has wit : He writes, in inspiration puts his trust, Tho...
Página xv - Jockey of Norfolk, be not too bold, For Dickon thy master is bought and sold.
Página 133 - Gold and picturesque scenery: this may have rendered you insensible to the beauty of those milder scenes that have charms for common observers. I will not arraign your taste, or call it vitiated, but your palate certainly requires a degree of 'irritation...
Página 77 - The hasty-pudding being spread out equally upon a plate, while hot, an excavation is made in the middle of it, with a spoon, into which excavation a piece of butter, as large as a nutmeg, is put; and upon it, a spoonful of brown sugar, or more commonly of molasses.
Página 77 - HASTY-PUDDING being spread out equally on a plate while hot, an excavation is made in the middle of it with a spoon, into which excavation a piece of butter, as large as a nutmeg, is put, and upon it a spoonful of brown sugar, &c. ; the butter, being soon heated by the heat of the pudding, mixes with the sugar, and forms a sauce, which, being confined in the excavation, occupies the middle of the plate ."' Thus far for the array : — Now for the battle.
Página 53 - Tigers and Statesmen, Foxes and Sharpers, Peacocks and Fops, Cock-sparrows and Coquets, Monkeys and Players, Courtiers and Spaniels, Moles and Misers, exactly resemble one another in the conformation of the Pineal Gland.
Página 194 - Cloth, stuff, or silk purloined by taylors from their employers, which they deposit in a place called hell, or their eye : from the first, when taxed, with their knavery, they equivocally swear, that if they have taken any, they wish they may find it in hell ; or, alluding to the second, protest, that what they have over and above is not more than they could put in their eye.

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