Preface. Biographical Notice. Headlong Hall

Preface. Biographical Notice. Headlong Hall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...every new one that arises will be more and more regarded as a hollowhearted hypocrite, a false and venal angler for pension and place; for there is in these cases no criterion by which the world can distinguish the baying of a noble dog that will defend his trust till death, from the yelping of a political cur, that only infests the heels of power to be silenced with the offals of corruption. Lord Ano10helAchthar.--Cursed severe, F eathernest, 'p0n honour. Mr. Fax.--The gradual falling of of prudent men from unprofitable oirtues, is perhaps too common an occurrence to deserre" much notice, or justify much reprobation. M'. Forester.--If it were not common, it would not need reprobation. Vices of unfrequent occurrence stand sufficiently self-exposed in the insulation of their own deformity. The vices that call for the scourge of satire, are those which pervade the whole frame of society, and which, under some specious pretence of private duty, or the sanction of custom and precedent, are almost permitted to assume the semblanceof virtue, or at least to pass unstigmatized in the crowd of congenial transgressions. Edinburgh Review, No. liii. p. 10. Mr. Feathernest.--You may say what you please, sir. I am accustomed to this language, and am quite callous to it, I assure you. I am in good odour at court, sir; and you know, Non cuiuls homini contingit (l, d'l'I'0 Corinlhnm. While I was out, sir, I made a great noise till I was let in. There was a pack of us, sir, to keep up your canine metaphor: two or three others got in at the same time: we knew very well that those who were shut out, would raise a hue and cry after us: it was perfectly natural: we should have done the same in their place: mere envy and...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861183
  • 9781236861184