The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table ...

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Phillips, Sampson, 1859 - 373 σελίδες
 

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Κριτική χρηστών  - EricCostello - LibraryThing

I was enormously disappointed in this book. If the narrator is indeed an autocrat, I'm all for revolution and bringing up the guillotine. Turgid and leaden in its delivery, not particularly funny, nor particularly wise. In short, the autocrat is a windy bore. Not recommended. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Κριτική χρηστών  - madepercy - LibraryThing

This little book took me some time to read. At first, I thought I might write down some of the quotes from it, but soon I realised that each page had a memorable quote and I decided to leave the ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Σελίδα 110 - And every chambered cell, Where its dim dreaming life was wont to dwell, As the frail tenant shaped his growing shell, Before thee lies revealed,— Its irised ceiling rent, its sunless crypt unsealed ! Year after year beheld the silent toil That spread his lustrous coil ; Still, as the spiral grew, He left the past
Σελίδα 111 - on mine ear it rings, Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings : Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll 1 Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new
Σελίδα 297 - they called it then. Eighteen hundred and twenty came ;— Running as usual ; much the same. Thirty and forty at last arrive, And then come fifty, and FIFTY-FIVE. Little of all we value here Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year Without both feeling and looking queer. In fact, there's nothing that keeps its youth,
Σελίδα 298 - And the back-crossbar as strong as the fore, And spring and axle and hub encore. And yet, as a whole, it is past a doubt In another hour it will be worn out ! First of November, 'Fifty-five 1 This morning the parson takes a drive. Now, small boys, get out
Σελίδα 295 - still Find it somewhere you must and will,— Above or below, or within or without,— And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but doesn't wear out. But the Deacon swore (as Deacons do, With an " I dew vum," or an
Σελίδα 295 - A LOGICAL STORY. HAVE you heard of the wonderful one-hoss-shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day. And then, of a sudden, it ah, but stay, I'll tell you what happened without delay,
Σελίδα 142 - borrow this,—he speaks as if it were old. But then he applied it so neatly !— " He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged." Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my friend, the Historian, in one of
Σελίδα 297 - As fresh as on Lisbon-earthquake-day ! EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ;—it came and found The Deacon's Masterpiece strong and sound. Eighteen hundred increased by ten ;— " Hahusum kerridge " they called it then. Eighteen hundred and twenty came ;— Running as usual ; much the same. Thirty and forty at last arrive, And then
Σελίδα 110 - Built up its idle door, Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more. Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thce, Child of the wandering sea, Cast from her lap forlorn
Σελίδα 296 - Do ! I tell you, I rather guess She was a wonder, and nothing less ! Colts grew horses, beards turned gray, Deacon and deaconess dropped away, Children and grand-children—where were they ? But there stood the stout old

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