History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles, 1713-1783, Volume 2

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Page 272 - I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper.
Page 240 - ... their manner of writing is very peculiar, being neither from the left to the right, like the Europeans ; nor from the right to the left, like the Arabians ; nor from up to down, like the Chinese ; but aslant, from one corner of the paper to the other, like ladies in England.
Page 255 - In flat opposition to these, I declare once more, that I live and die a member of the Church of England: and that none who regard my judgment or advice will ever separate from it.
Page 153 - If all be true that I do think, There are five reasons we should drink: Good wine— a friend— or being dry— Or lest we should be, by and by— Or any other reason why!
Page 40 - Art thou the Christ ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you ye will not believe : and if I also ask you ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
Page 239 - I had heard her character from those who knew her well. At last I went, and she received me very graciously. I told her the first time that I was informed she loved to see odd persons; and that, having sent for a wild Boy from Germany, she had a curiosity to see a wild Dean from Ireland.
Page 12 - I can scarcely see any difference or exaggeration in a mock proposal which was circulated at the time in ridicule of the rest. " For the " Invention of melting down Saw-dust and Chips, " and casting them into clean Deal Boards without
Page 240 - I shall say but little at present of their Learning, which for many Ages hath flourished in all its Branches among them : But their manner of Writing is very peculiar, being neither from the Left to the Right, like the Europeans ; nor from the Right to the Left, like the Arabians ; nor from up to down, like the Chinese , nor from down to up, like the Cascagians ; but aslant from one Corner of the Paper to the other, like Ladies in England.
Page 307 - ... to some of her own friends, on whom she could rely, and so secured him, without which we should have been undone. When she had conducted him, and left him with them, she returned to find Mr. Mills, who by this time had recovered himself from his astonishment. They went home together, and having found a place of security, they conducted him to it.
Page 264 - because their husbands, or wives, were not willing they should stay in it;" twelve, "because their parents were not willing;" five, "because their master or mistress would not let them come;" seven, "because their acquaintance persuaded them to leave it...

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