The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising Ancient and Modern History: The Biography of the Eminent Men of Europe and America, and the Lives of Distinguished Travelers
Published and sold exclusively by subscription, by J. & H. Miller, 1856 - 1007 pages
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Page 486 - He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Page 466 - Thus I went up Market Street as far as Fourth Street, passing by the door of Mr. Read, my future wife's father; when she, standing at the door, saw me, and thought I made, as I certainly did, a most awkward, ridiculous appearance.
Page 453 - ... as the same flesh and blood with the christians, and the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts.
Page 465 - I had gone on making verses ; since the continual occasion for words of the same import, but of different length, to suit the measure, or of different sound for the rhyme...
Page 621 - I went over to France with a view of prosecuting my studies in a country retreat ; and I there laid that plan of life which I have steadily and successfully pursued. I resolved to make a very rigid frugality supply my deficiency of fortune, to maintain unimpaired my independency, and to regard every object as contemptible, except the improvement of my talents in literature.
Page 613 - I shall not experience as hard treatment from you as from him. I have, as you know, a. large sum of money to make up shortly ; by accepting my play I can readily satisfy my Creditor that way, at any rate I must look about to some certainty to be prepared. For God's sake take the play and let us make the best of it, and let me have the same measure at least which you have given as bad plays as mine. I am your friend and servant, OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
Page 467 - ... which I went for a draught of the river water; and, being filled with one of my rolls, gave the other two to a woman and her child that came down the river in the boat with us, and were waiting to go farther. Thus...
Page 570 - ... pony, may be seen dragging after it, on a railroad, a hundred tons of merchandise, or a regiment of soldiers, with greater speed than that of our fleetest coaches. It is the king of machines, and a permanent realization of the Genii of eastern fable, whose supernatural powers were occasionally at the command of man.
Page 618 - History. At the outset all was dark and doubtful; even the title of the work, the true era of the Decline and Fall of the Empire, the limits of the introduction, the division of the chapters, and the order of the narrative; and I was often tempted to cast away the labour of seven years.