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Page 55 - To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
Page 111 - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! Heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life.
Page 32 - I was building my first steam-boat at New York, the project was viewed by the public either with indifference, or with contempt, as a visionary scheme. My friends, indeed, were civil, but they were shy. They listened with patience to my explanations, but with a settled cast of incredulity on their countenances. I felt the full force of the lamentation of the poet, "Truths would you teach, to save a sinking land, All shun, none aid you, and few understand.
Page 24 - I know a merchant man (who shall at this time be nameless) that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings price ; a shame it is to be spoken.
Page 55 - Ah! then and there was hurrying to and fro. And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress. And cheeks all pale, which but an hour ago Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness: And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts; and choking sighs, Which ne'er might be repeated...
Page 24 - them which purchased those superstitious mansions " reserved of those library books some to serve their " Jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some " to rub their boots ; some they sold to the grocers " and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to " the bookbinders, not in small number, but at " times whole ships full, to the wondering of the
Page 88 - ... tis so begrimed and smutted. However, I comfort myself with a Christian reflection, that I have not broken the commandment; for my pictures are not the likenesses of any thing in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth.
Page 32 - I told you it was so; it is a foolish scheme ; I wish we were well out of it.' I elevated myself upon a platform, and addressed the assembly. I stated that I knew not what was the matter ; but if they would be quiet, and indulge me for half an hour, I would either go on or abandon the voyage for that time.