The Century; A Popular Quarterly Volume 10

The Century; A Popular Quarterly Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...operation was over, "Do you go to the House to-day?" Lord R. answered: "I did not intend to go, not being sufficiently informed of the question which is to be debated; but you have considered it, which side will you be of?" The Earl, having gained his confidence, easily directed his judgment. He carried him to the House, and got him to vote as he pleased. He used afterward to say that none of his friends had done so much as he, having literally bled for the good of his country. On another occasion he was chosen to obtain the King's assent to an appointment of which His Majesty was known to disapprove. He produced the commission, and, on mentioning the name, was angrily refused. "I would rather have the devil," said the King. With all my heart," said the Earl. "I only beg leave to put your Majesty in mind that the commission is to be addressed to our right trusty and well-beloved cousin.," The King laughed, and said: "My Lord, do as you please." Willis says that at whichever end of the horn a young man goes in, the large end rich, or the little end poor, his coming out at the other is, in this country, the greater probability. Some persons think to make their way through the difficulties of life, as Hannibal is said to have done across the Alps, by pouring vinegar upon them. A dancer, saying to a Spartan, 'You cannot stand so long on one leg as I can," "True," answered the Spartan; "but any goose can." // is said to be a fact that some very learned gentlemen, well known in the literary and scientific world, made a visit last year to Cape Cod to gain the opin ion of an old sea captain-there about some peculiarity of the tides on its coasts. He had studied the subject...show more

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  • Paperback | 562 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 989g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635647
  • 9781236635648