The Life of P. T. Barnum: Written by Himself, Including His Golden Rules for Money-making. Brought Up to 1888

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Courier Company, 1855 - 357 sider
 

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Side 141 - 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 297 - 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!
Side 294 - ... Where the souls of the mighty from slumber awake, And hallow the soil for whose freedom they died ! Thou Cradle of Empire ! though wide be the foam That severs the land of my fathers and thee, I hear, from thy bosom, the welcome of home, For Song has a- home in the hearts of the Free ! And long as thy waters shall gleam in the sun, And long as thy heroes remember their scars, Be the hands of thy children united as one, And Peace shed her light on thy Banner of Stars...
Side 365 - ... 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 248 - ... 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 249 - General from his propriety.He, however, recovered immediately, "and with his little cane commenced an attack on the poodle, and a funny fight ensued, which renewed and increased the merriment of the royal party.* This was near the door of exit.
Side 3 - But, though Barnum's avocations and diversions may have been politics and philanthropy and reform, his real life was in his business. From his infancy his thoughts were devoted to making money, to getting a good bargain, even on a small scale. As a child he was given pennies by his grandfather, "to buy raisins and candies, which he always instructed me to solicit from the store-keeper at the 'lowest cash price.
Side 225 - Another Japanese fisherman displayed his ingenuity in a less honorable and useful form than Kiyemon, to make money out of his countrymen's passion for whatever is "dd 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.
Side 251 - He was highly pleased, and asked a multitude of questions. Queen Victoria desired the General to sing a song, and asked him what song he preferred to sing. "Yankee Doodle," was the prompt reply. This answer was as unexpected to me as it was to the royal party. When the merriment it occasioned somewhat subsided, the Queen good-humoredly remarked, "That is a very pretty song, General. Sing it, if you please.
Side 247 - General walked in, looking like a wax doll gifted with the power of locomotion. Surprise and pleasure were depicted on the countenances of the royal circle at beholding this remarkable specimen of humanity so much smaller than they had evidently expected to find him. The General advanced with a firm step, and as he came within hailing distance made a very graceful bow, and exclaimed, "Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen !" A burst of laughter followed this salutation.

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