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And , indeed , I have observed that a married man falling into misfortune is more
apt to retrieve his situation in the world than a single one ; partly because he is
more stimulated to exertion by the necessities of the helpless and beloved beings
... or joy at his deliverance . He used to tell his story to every stranger · that arrived
at Mr Doolittle ' s hotel . He was observed , at first , to vary on some points every
time he told it , which was , doubtless , owing to his having so recently awaked .
This , I am informed , is observed in some of the northern counties , particularly in
Northumberland , and it has a pleasing , though melancholy effect , to hear , of a
still evening , in some lonely country scene , the mournful melody of a funeral ...
I must observe , also , that I am well aware that this custom of adorning graves
with flowers , prevails in other countries besides England . Indeed , in some it is
much more general , and is observed even by the rich and fashionable ; but it is ...
what parsimony is observed in doling out a scanty nook , a gloomy corner , a little
portion of earth , to those , whom , when alive , kingdoms could not satisfy ; and
how many shapes , and forms and artifices , are devised to catch the casual ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - haloedrain - LibraryThing
4 stars for Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow. The rest are skippable, they read like the kind of op-ed that spawns lots of other op-eds and blog posts disagreeing with each other. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - JBD1 - LibraryThing
I had read "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" before, but I picked this up to read the other essays included in the collection. "The Art of Book-making" (about a visit to the British ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله