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Seite 183 - 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...
Seite 282 - Make the most of it you can, said I to myself, the Bastile is but another word for a tower ; — and a tower is but another word for a house you can't get out of. — Mercy on the gouty ! for they are in it twice a year. — But with nine livres a day, and pen and ink and paper and patience, albeit a man can't get out, he may do very well within...
Seite 183 - 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; put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money; and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation; and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure.
Seite 183 - 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.
Seite 187 - Statesman and powerful Orator, this Monument in her Guildhall;, that her Citizens may never meet for the Transaction of their Affairs, without being reminded that the Means by which Providence raises a Nation to Greatness, are the Virtues infused into Great men...
Seite 45 - Mirza departed; and on the third day having received no command, he again requested an audience, and it was granted. When he entered the royal...
Seite 72 - Mathew, he was desirous of seeing with his own eyes whether the report of it were true, which he could not help thinking to have been much exaggerated. Upon receiving an intimation of this from Dr. Sheridan, Mr.
Seite 47 - Wait, therefore, for the glorious vision ; and in the mean time emulate the eagle. Much is in thy power ; and therefore, much is expected of thee. Though the ALMIGHTY only can give virtue, yet, as a prince thou mayest stimulate those to beneficence...
Seite 47 - Believe then that it is he who tells thee all knowledge is profane which terminates in thyself; and by a life wasted in speculation, little even of this can be gained.
Seite 184 - In short, I conceive that great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by the false estimates they have made of the value of things, and by their giving too much for their whistles.

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