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Page 550 - I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers and sisters and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth...
Page 497 - In conversation it is not Wit ; in manners it is not Politeness ; in behaviour it is not Address ; but it is a little like them all. It can only belong to people of a certain rank, who live in a certain manner, with certain persons, who have not certain virtues, and who have certain Vices, and who inhabit a certain Part of the Town.
Page 550 - I, you are providing pain for yourself, instead of pleasure; you give too much for your whistle.
Page 497 - ... to understand the rules of Politeness. Now sir, I have told you as much as I know of it, though I have admired and aimed at it all my Life.
Page 483 - Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my latter end be like his.
Page 550 - I saved my money. As I grew up, came into the world, and observed the actions of men, I thought I met with many, very many, who gave too much for the whistle.
Page 479 - Streets in the city of Philadelphia. His parents came from a place called Beverly, in Massachusetts Bay. The banks of the Delaware, on which the city of Philadelphia now stands, were inhabited, at the time of his birth, by Indians, and a few Swedes and Hollanders. He often talked to his companions of picking wortleberries, and catching rabbits, on spots now the most populous and improved of the city.
Page 497 - Fields may be lefs deteftable than the country in our world. Pray have you a fine Vauxhall and Ranelagh ? I think I fhould not diflike drinking the Lethe waters, when you have a full feafon. MERCURY. Surely you could not like to drink the waters of Oblivion, who have made pleafure the bufinefs, end, and aim of your life!
Page 480 - The time and manner in which he used spiritous liquors, I believe, contributed to lighten the weight of his years, and probably to prolong his life. " Give wine to him that is of a heavy heart, and strong drink to him that is ready to perish with age, as well as with sickness. Let him drink and forget his sorrow, and remember his misery no more.
Page 571 - The shattered remnant of this brave company, collecting themselves together, found three of their number unable to move from the spot, eleven wounded but able to march, and nine who had received no hurt. It was melancholy to leave their dying companions behind, but there was no possibility of removing them. One of...

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