Locke Amsden, Or, The Schoolmaster: A Tale

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Benjamin B. Mussey, 1847 - 231 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 165 - Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head. Beside yon straggling fence that skirts the way, With blossom'd furze unprofitably gay, There, in his noisy mansion, skill'd to rule, The village master taught his little school...
Σελίδα 5 - Yes! let the rich deride, the proud disdain These simple blessings of the lowly train; To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art.
Σελίδα 55 - ... make you eat your own words. But I want first to tell you where you missed it. When you dunned me, Bunker, for the pay for a cheese, and I said I never had one of you, you went off a little too quick; you called me a liar before giving me a chance to say another word. And then I thought I would let you take your own course, till you took that name back. If you had held on a minute, without breaking out so upon me, I should have told you all how it was, and you would have got your pay on the spot;...
Σελίδα 52 - ... to be commenced. There were no counters, counting-room, or desk ; and a few broad shelves, clumsily put up on one side, afforded the only indication, observable in the interior arrangement of the room, of the use to which it was devoted. On these shelves were scattered, at intervals, small bunches of hoes, axes, bed-cords, and such articles as are generally purchased by those who purchase little ; while casks of nails, grindstones, quintals of dried salt fish, and the like, arranged round the...
Σελίδα 55 - cried the disconcerted Bunker, after sitting a moment working his rough features in indignant surprise ; " yes, fairly sworn out of it, and saddled with a bill of cost to boot ! But I can pay it ; so reckon it up, Mr. Justice, and we will have it all squared on the spot. And, on the whole, I am not so sure but a dollar or two is well spent, at any time, in finding out a fellow to be a scoundrel who has been passing himself off among people for an honest man," he added, pulling out his purse, and...
Σελίδα 55 - Yes, we will see," responded the other, determinedly; " we will see if we can't make you eat your own words. But I want first to tell you where you missed it. When you dunned me, Bunker, for the pay for a cheese, and I said I never had one of you, you went off a little too quick ; you called me a liar, before giving me a chance to say another word. And then I thought I would let you take your own course, till you took that name back. If you had held on a minute, without breaking out so upon me, I...
Σελίδα 54 - Well, sir," replied the defendant, promptly rising, " you shall not be kept from having your wish a minute ; for I here, under oath, do swear, that I never bought or had a cheese of you in my life.
Σελίδα 54 - Justice," said Bunker, after explaining, in a direct, off-hand manner, his peculiar method of booK-keeping, " now, the article here charged the man had — I will, and do swear to it ; for here it is in black and white. And I having demanded my pay, and he having not only refused it, but denied ever buying the article in question, I have brought this suit to recover my just due. And now I wish to see if he will get up here in court, and deny the charge under oath. If he will, let him ; but may the...
Σελίδα 56 - Bunker, takmg a few rapid turns about the room, and occasionally stopping at the table to scrutinize anew his hieroglyphical charge : "I must think this matter over again. Grindstone — cheese — cheese — grindstone. Ah! I have it; but may God forgive me for what I have done ! It was a grindstone, but I forgot to make a hole in the middle for the crank." Upon this curious development, as will be readily imagined, the opposing parties were not long in effecting an amicable and satisfactory adjustment....
Σελίδα 104 - And here the good and scrupulous lady struck off in a tangent, and asked the doctor, now while she thought of it, as she said, seeing she had heard a great many disputes about it, " whether saffron or camomile tea was, upon the whole, the best for the measles? " As soon as the doctor, who was a man of much sly but caustic humor, had gravely delivered himself of a very learned answer, which, he said, upon the whole, all things carefully considered, he must conclude in the language of the great Dr....

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