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Page 77 - The popular harangue, the tart reply, The logic, and the wisdom, and the wit, And the loud laugh I long to know them all ; I burn to set the imprisoned wranglers free, And give them voice and utterance once again.
Page 130 - repeated the postmaster. " What's that to you? " said Andy. The postmaster, laughing at his simplicity, told him he could not tell what letter to give him, unless he told him the direction. "The directions I got was to get a letther here that's the directions.
Page 131 - While the postmaster went on with such provoking answers to these appeals for dispatch, Andy's eye caught the heap of letters which lay on the counter: so while certain weighing of soap and tobacco was going forward, he contrived to become possessed of two letters from the heap, and, having effected that, waited patiently enough...
Page 130 - Yes, sir," said the postmaster, producing one "fourpence." The gentleman paid the fourpence postage, and left the shop with his letter. " Here's a letter for the squire," said the postmaster ; "you've to pay me elevenpence postage.
Page 130 - Why, you stupid rascal, if you don't tell me his name how can I give you a letter?" "You could give it if you liked ; but you're fond of axin' impident questions, bekase you think I'm simple." " Go along out o' this ! Your master must be as great a goose as yourself, to send such a messenger.
Page 59 - He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Page 131 - ... could carry him. He came into the squire's presence, his face beaming with delight, and an air of selfsatisfied superiority in his manner, quite unaccountable to his master, until he pulled forth his hand, which had been grubbing up his prizes from...
Page 74 - that we have invented this manner of corresponding and franking our letters.' Mr Hill, having heard of this incident, introduced it into his first pamphlet on postal reform, as a lively illustration of the absurdity of the old system. It was by an inadvertency on the part of a modern historical writer that Mr Hill was ever described as the person to whom the incident happened.
Page 130 - Yis, sir," said Andy, who got astride of his hack, and trotted away to the post-office. On arriving at the shop of the postmaster (for that person carried on a brisk trade in groceries, gimlets, broadcloth, and linendrapery), Andy presented himself at the counter and said: "I want a letther, sir, if you plaze.