The Sleep-rider: Or, The Old Boy in the Omnibus

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J. Winchester, 1843 - 115 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 17 - The individual who causes two blades of grass to grow where but one grew before, is held in highest emulation as a benefactor of his race.
Σελίδα 101 - Why, by that shake of the head, he gave you to understand that even though they had more justice in their cause, and wisdom in their measures — yet, if there was not a greater spirit shown on the part of the people, the country would at last fall a sacrifice to the hostile ambition of the Spanish monarchy.
Σελίδα 54 - A plain board coffin — which, from its size, must be that of a child — lay on two chairs in the centre of the room ; a woman, sobbing aloud, was bending over it ; ten or twelve men stood around in silence ; and by a corner of the fireplace, seated on the floor, was a man in a state of beastly intoxication. This man, as I afterwards learned, was the father of the child, whom, on the preceding day, in another fit of drunkenness, he had accidentally pushed against a teakettle over the fire ; and...
Σελίδα 53 - ... house by the road-side. What induced me to enter a house of mourning, where I was alike unknowing and unknown, is not now material. | The room that I entered betrayed at a glance the abject poverty of its occupants. |(There was neither carpet nor fire ; the bed was a '_heap of straw ; four or five broken chairs constituted all the furniture ; and the windows were stuffed with rags.
Σελίδα 54 - ... his daily liquor, and take from him the means of buying our daily bread ; you, who know his weakness, and our poverty ; you, who yesterday sold him the dram which made him murder our darling child, and to-day, knowing what he had done, tempted him to drink what makes him sit there like a brute beast, and the baby dead by the side of him; — it is not for you to offer me consolation : that can come only from God above, who will one day judge between the rich man who sells the liquor and the poor...
Σελίδα 53 - Drink-sellers. 605 defended elsewhere; but a scene to which I was once a witness, decided my opinion as to my own duty on this point — and that is about as far, in a matter of opinion, as any man can wisely press his arguments — ie, to his own conscience. During an occasional stroll in an obscure part of the town, my attention was once attracted by the preparations for a funeral in a small house by the roadside. What induced me to enter a house of mourning, where I was alike unknowing and unknown,...
Σελίδα 53 - I have heard them violently denounced from the pulpit, and warmly defended elsewhere ; but the scene to which I was once a witness decided my opinion as to my own duty on this point — and that is about as far, in a matter of opinion, as any man can wisely press his arguments : ie to his own conscience. During an occasional stroll in an obscure part of the town, my attention was once attracted by the preparations for a funeral in a small house by the road-side. What induced me to enter the...
Σελίδα 53 - I have heard the arguments that are brought against respectable men for manufacturing and selling rum : I have heard them violently denounced from the pulpit, and warmly defended elsewhere : but a scene to which I was once a witness decided my Opinion as to my own duty on this point — and that...

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