Representative men. English traits. Conduct of life

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J. R. Osgood and Company, 1875
 

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الصفحة 161 - I found him noble and courteous, living in a cloud of pictures at his Villa Gherardesca, a fine house commanding a beautiful landscape. I had inferred from his books, or magnified from some anecdotes, an impression of Achillean wrath, — an untamable petulance. I do not know whether the imputation were just or not, but certainly on this May day his courtesy veiled that haughty mind, and he was the most patient and gentle of hosts.
الصفحة 460 - HE who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
الصفحة 7 - He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.
الصفحة 268 - Chronicle, to those in the diaries of Sir Samuel Romilly, and of Haydon the painter. " Abroad with my wife," writes Pepys piously, " the first time that ever I rode in my own coach ; which do make my heart rejoice and praise God, and pray him to bless it to me, and continue it.
الصفحة 47 - The loyalty, well held to fools, does make Our faith mere folly: — Yet he that can endure To follow with allegiance a fallen lord, Does conquer him that did his master conquer, And earns a place i
الصفحة 134 - Corvisart candidly agreed with me that all your filthy mixtures are good for nothing. Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.
الصفحة 128 - My power would fall, were I not to support it by new achievements. Conquest has made me what I am, and conquest must maintain me.
الصفحة 488 - Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.
الصفحة 415 - Nature forever puts a premium on reality. What is done for effect, is seen to be done for effect; what is done for love, is felt to be done for love.
الصفحة 430 - Every man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he do not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.

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