The Batchelor: Or Speculations of Jeoffry Wagstaffe, Esq. Vol. III.

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James Hoey, junior, 1773 - 359 pages

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Page 3 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 74 - Nor peace, nor ease, the heart can know, That, like the needle true, Turns at the touch of joy or woe, But turning, trembles too.
Page 132 - You take a hundred leaders of each party, you dispose them into couples of such whose heads are nearest of a size; then let two nice operators saw off the occiput of each couple at the same time, in such a manner that the brain may be equally divided.
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Page 10 - Whofe nobles, born to cringe and to command, (In courts a mean, in camps a...
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