The Society in Search of Truth: Or, Stock Gambling in San Francisco. A Novel

author, 1878 - 326 sider
Three friends formed a society to seek truth and to expose the manipulations of the stock market. Some of the characters were lightly disguised.

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Side 313 - DEARLY beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony...
Side 233 - Lie not ; but let thy heart be true to God, Thy mouth to it, thy actions to them both. Cowards tell lies, and those that fear the rod; The stormy working soul spits lies and froth. Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie. A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.
Side 147 - The world was sad ; the garden was a wild ! And man, the hermit, sighed, till woman smiled...
Side 78 - With narrow step affects a limping air. Now gaudy pride corrupts the lavish age, And the streets flame with glaring equipage : The tricking gamester insolently rides, "» With Loves and Graces on his chariot sides : In saucy state the griping broker sits, And laughs at honesty and trudging wits.
Side 21 - Certainly it is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.
Side 21 - If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed Within the centre.
Side 65 - If thou be master-gunner, spend not all That thou canst speak, at once ; but husband it, And give men turns of speech. Do not forestall, By lavishness, thine own and others' wit ; As if thou mad'st thy will.
Side 67 - TRUTH can hardly be expected to adapt herself to the crooked policy, and wily sinuosities of worldly affairs ; for truth, like light, travels only in straight lines.
Side 21 - Furthermore, (continues he,) the study of truth is perpetually joined with the love of virtue ; for there is no virtue which derives not its original from truth ; as, on the contrary, there is no vice which has not its beginning from a lie.
Side 70 - Beside, th' experiment's more certain, Men venture necks to gain a fortune : The soldier does it every day (Eight to the week) for six-pence pay ; Your pettifoggers damn their souls, To share with knaves in cheating fools : And merchants, vent'ring through the main, Slight pirates, rocks, and horns, for gain : This is the way I advise you to, Trust me, and see what I will do. Quoth she, I should be loth to run Myself all th...

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