The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle, Volume 3

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1872 - Great Britain

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Page 584 - O good old man, how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world, When service sweat for duty, not for meed...
Page 446 - I confess, that if I were called upon to name what spirit of evil predominantly deserved the name of Antichrist, I should name the spirit of chivalry — the more detestable for the very guise of the " Archangel ruined," which has made it so seductive to the most generous spirits — but to me so hateful, because it is in direct opposition to the impartial justice of the Gospel, and its comprehensive feeling of equal brotherhood, and because it so fostered a sense of honour rather than a sense of...
Page 364 - Lastly, to the dominion of the tea-table I submit. - But with proviso, that you exceed not in your province; but restrain yourself to native and simple tea-table drinks, as tea, chocolate, and coffee. As likewise to genuine and authorized tea-table talk such as mending of fashions, spoiling reputations, railing at absent friends, and so forth...
Page 341 - The fashion's a fool; and you're a fop, dear brother. S'heart, I've suspected this — by'r Lady, I conjectured you were a fop, since you began to change the style of your letters, and write on a scrap of paper gilt round the edges, no bigger than a subpoena.
Page 449 - I have long thought that the greater part of the book of Daniel is most certainly a very late work, of the time of the Maccabees; and the pretended prophecy about the Kings of Grecia and Persia, and of the North and South, is mere history, like the poetical prophecies in Virgil and elsewhere.
Page 636 - St. 1, c. 5, that no petition to the king, or either house of parliament, for any alteration in church or state, shall be signed by above twenty persons, unless the matter thereof be approved by three justices of the peace, or the major part of the grand jury in the country; and in London by the lord mayor, aldermen, and common council: nor shall any petition be presented by more than ten persons at a time.
Page 563 - In such sessions, ten hours long, there was much public eating, not only of confections, but of flesh and bread ; bottles of beer and wine going thick from mouth to mouth, without cups ; and all this in the King's eye : yea, many but turned their back, and' — (Gracious Heavens!) — 'through the forms they sat on.
Page 584 - They say, miracles are past; and we -have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar things, supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that we make trifles of terrors; ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.
Page 368 - I must say of my lord, he's as free as an open house at Christmas ; for this very morning he told me I should have six hundred a year to buy pins. Now if he gives me six hundred a year to buy pins, what do you think he'll give me to buy petticoats ? Nurse.
Page 138 - The kernel is enveloped in a sweet pulp, under a thin green rind ; and the butter produced from it, besides the advantage of its keeping the whole year without salt, is whiter, firmer, and, to my palate, of a richer flavour, than the best butter I ever tasted made from cow's milk.

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