Men who Have Risen: A Book for Boys

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J. Hogg, 1859 - Biography - 312 pages
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Page 24 - ... it may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good-will in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour, and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Page 212 - ... of supplicating terror, as perfectly overcame me. I immediately untied it, and restored it to life and liberty. The agonies of a prisoner at the stake, while the fire and instruments of...
Page 24 - We were on good terms, but his brother was my intimate friend. There were always great hopes of Peel amongst us all, masters and scholars ; and he has not disappointed them. As a scholar he was greatly my superior ; as a declaimer and actor, I was reckoned at least his equal ; as a schoolboy, out of school, I was always in scrapes, and he never; and in school, he always knew his lesson, and I rarely, — but when I knew it, I knew it nearly as well. In general information, history, &c. &c., I think...
Page 288 - Sandstone of the district, and was overtopped by a huge bank of diluvial clay, which rose over it in some places to the height of nearly thirty feet, and which at this time was rent and shivered, wherever it presented an open front to the weather, by a recent frost. A heap of loose fragments, which had fallen from above, blocked up the face of the quarry and my first employment was to clear them away. The friction of the shovel soon blistered my hands, but the pain was by no means very severe, and...
Page 52 - Stephenson's direction materials were forthwith carried to the required spot, where, in a very short time, the wall was raised at the entrance to the main, he himself taking the most active part in the work. The atmospheric air was by this means excluded, the fire was extinguished, the people were saved from death, and the mine was preserved.
Page 57 - It was not an easy task for me to keep the engine down to ten miles an hour ; but it must be done, and I did my best. I had to place myself in that most unpleasant of all positions — the witness-box of a parliamentary committee.
Page 46 - I was in education, and made up my mind that he should not labour under the same defect, but that I would put him to a good school, and give him a liberal training. I 'was, however, a poor man ; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending my neighbours...
Page 281 - ... from the uplands and the opposite land, and disappeared amid the gloom of their caves ; every creature that had wings made use of them in speeding homewards ; but neither my companion nor myself had any ; and there was no possibility of getting home without them.
Page 236 - Eldon :—"After dinner, one day when nobody was present but Lord Kenyon and myself, Lord Thurlow said, ' Taffy, I decided a cause this morning, and I saw from Scott's face that he doubted whether I was right.' Thurlow then stated his view of the case, and Kenyon instantly said, ' Your decision was quite right.
Page 74 - I have to state, that I have no flourishes to my name, either before or after ; and I think it will be as well if you merely say

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