The life of P.T. Barnum, by himself. Author's ed

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Side 4 - For he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day, But he that is in battle slain Will never rise to fight again.
Side 134 - Riehm and his heirs, and against all and every other person and persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them...
Side 41 - And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things : but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Side 213 - Kiyemon, to make money out of his countrymen's passion for whatever is odd and strange.* He contrived to unite the upper half of a monkey to the lower half of a fish, so neatly as to defy ordinary inspection. He then gave out that he had caught the creature alive in his net, but that it had died shortly after being taken out of the water ; and he derived considerable pecuniary profit from his device in more ways than one. The exhibition of the...
Side 370 - The measure of choosing well is whether a man likes what he has chosen, which I thank God has befallen me; and though among the follies of my life, building and planting have not been the least, and have cost me more than I have the confidence to own ; yet they have been fully recompensed by the sweetness and satisfaction of this retreat, where, since my resolution taken of never entering again into any public employments, I have passed five years without ever once going to town, though I am almost...
Side 234 - ... General familiarly informed the Queen that her picture gallery was " first-rate," and told her he should like to see the Prince of Wales. The Queen replied that the Prince had retired to rest, but that he should see him on some future occasion. The General then gave his songs, dances, and imitations, and after a conversation with Prince Albert and all present, which continued for more than an hour, we were permitted to depart. Before describing the process and incidents of " backing out," I must...
Side 363 - Do NOT SCATTER YOUR POWERS. Engage in one kind of business only, and stick to it faithfully until you succeed, or until your experience shows that you should abandon it. A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man's undivided attention is...
Side 363 - The use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, is as much an infatuation, as is the smoking of opium by the Chinese, and the former is quite as destructive to the success of the business man as the latter.
Side 132 - So far as outward indications were concerned, she might almost as well have been called a thousand years old as any other age. She was lying upon a high lounge in the middle of the room ; her lower extremities were drawn up, with her knees elevated some two feet above the top of the lounge. She was apparently in good health and spirits, but former disease or old age, or perhaps both combined, had rendered her unable to change her position ; in fact, although she could move one of her arms at will,...
Side 284 - Jenny looked at me with astonishment. She could not comprehend my proposition. After I had repeated it, and she fully understood its import, she cordially grasped me by the hand, and exclaimed, " Mr. Barnum, you are a gentleman of honor; you are generous; it is just as Mr. Bates told me; I will sing for you as long as you please; I will sing for you in America — in Europe — anywhere!

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