All for the Best: A Story of Quiet Life

Hurst and Blackett, 1861

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Seite 37 - He maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet ; So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Seite 43 - Plummer, each better than the other — one at least from every gardener in the neighbourhood — besides all sorts of recommendations to go to Cheltenham, to Harrowgate, to Jericho for aught I know. Now if there is one thing I detest more than another, it is a watering-place, unless a very pleasant party be previously formed, when, as Tony Lumpkin says, ' a gentleman may be in a concatenation.
Seite 260 - He had had in his youth a hard, in his age an easy life ; and if there was one thing he disliked more than another, it was taking trouble.
Seite 243 - ... neighborhoods, because they never go out nights, never mix in society, never have an idea beyond their own limits — a sort of " me and my wife " people, who are not remarkable for any thing except that they are models ; but Heaven forbid that their selfish pattern should be followed by living men. But this is not what I was going to say. When I came to Boston, some ten years since, I was in a severe corner. I had borrowed money enough to bring me here, but the last shilling was on the verge...
Seite 147 - I forget where, that there is a something which does not please us in the happiness of our friends.
Seite 133 - I have folded round me day after day, and month after month, and year after year, until it has come to be part of myself, very hard to be put off again — very hard.

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