The Youth's Miscellaneous Sketch Book: A Compilation of Useful and Amusing Extracts from Various Authors

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C. L. Adams, 1829 - 108 pages

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Page 78 - For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, For want of a shoe, the horse was lost, For want of a horse, the rider was lost, For want of a rider, the battle was lost.
Page 12 - Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November ; All the rest have thirty-one, Except the second month alone, Which has but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.
Page 67 - He that spends a groat a day idly spends idly above six pounds a year, which is the price for the use of one hundred pounds. He that wastes idly a groat's worth of his time per day, one day with another, wastes the privilege of using one hundred pounds each day. He that idly loses five shillings' worth of time loses five shillings, and might as prudently throw five shillings into the sea.
Page 69 - Then shall thy hide-bound pocket soon begin to thrive, and will never again cry with the empty bellyache ; neither will creditors insult thee, nor want oppress, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee. The whole hemisphere will shine brighter, and pleasure spring up in every corner of thy heart.
Page 74 - When I am reading a book, whether wise or silly, it seems to me to be alive and talking to me.
Page 67 - For six pounds a year you may have the use of one hundred pounds, provided you are a man of known prudence and honesty. He, that spends a groat a day idly, spends idly above six pounds a year, which is the price for the use of one hundred pounds. He, that wastes idly a groat's worth of his time per day, one day with another, wastes the privilege of using one hundred pounds each day. He, that idly loses five shillings...
Page 27 - For any distance, not exceeding 30 miles, 6 cents. Over 30, and not exceeding 80 " 10 " Over 80, and not exceeding 150...
Page 75 - I have known some men possessed of good qualities which were very serviceable to others, but useless to themselves ; like a sun-dial on the front of a house, to inform the neighbours and passengers, but not the owner within. If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, &c., beginning from his youth, and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last...
Page 75 - It is with narrow-souled people as with narrownecked bottles ; the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.
Page 45 - ... searched, and a great number of copies being found, they were seized : the red ink, with which they were embellished, was said to be his blood : it was seriously adjudged that he was in league with the devil ; and if he had not fled...

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