Bob Norberry; or, Sketches from the note book of an Irish reporter, ed. by captain Prout

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James Duffy, 1846 - 360 sider

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Side 156 - If the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before be a public benefactor, what shall be said of the geologist who turns a desert into a garden?
Side 145 - ... resolutions. Now, granting this to be as great as you please ; yet when high spirits prompt to resolution, is not that resolution rashness, if wisdom does not countenance it? And when low spirits forbid our attempts, is our backwardness to be called cowardice, if right reason forbids as well as they ? All that can be said on the subject may be summed up in this, that our passions prompt us to some actions, and deter us from others ; but our obedience, in either case, is neither to be called virtue...
Side 272 - that a virtuous and well disposed man, like good metal, the more he is tried by fire, the more he is refined ; the more he is opposed, the more he is proved ; sorrows and disappointments may make an impression on him, but they cannot imprint a false stamp upon his mind.
Side 45 - O'Leary his particular friend. His works might be placed upon a footing with the finest writers of the age. They originated from the urbanity of the heart ; because unattached to the world's affairs, he could have none but the purest motives of rendering service to the cause of morality and his country.
Side 94 - ... said in a tone loud enough to be heard by all present, '' He has, with his usual ability, taken the attorney's measure; he is stating the real facts.
Side 198 - ... compromised the suit on payment of a larger sum, and professed to have compromised it in pursuance of that authority) may be evidence of an agreement upon his part to accept the surplus of the money paid over the amount of the net sum his client expected to receive, in satisfaction of his costs, not only as between party and party, but between attorney and client. Churchyard v. Walking, 27 Law Journ.
Side 7 - ... 15,000,000 Jews in the world" in a tone which indicated to me that judging by the amount of material that he had placed before him he might expect 300,000,000. It was not many minutes afterwards that President Wilson, in discussing the Minority Rights clauses and other things which we had asked about, said that there was nothing in his power that he would not do for the Jewish people because he thought that Christendom had done the Jews such wrong that he owed every reparation in his power. But...
Side 349 - Take this letter to her," said Bob ; " it will point out what appears to me to be the best means of carrying out our "wishes.
Side 278 - You are very kind. I shall have the honour of dining with you," said Bob. " You are a young gentleman of great ability indeed, and I shall be happy to see you at my house at any time. Mr Decimus is always fortunate in selecting gentlemen of talent and ability as reporters and contributors to his journal. Five tomorrow — five, sharp," — said Grapple, as he again shook the hand of his new acquaintance.
Side 65 - Tim, where are you ? Where are my bags of gold ?" " Come, come," said the doctor, " we are going to make you happy ; all will be right; come with me." And, taking him by the hand, he led him up the corridor, and across a court-yard, to his own apartments, whither Gripe and his friends followed. On their way, poor Tim, who was looking through the bars of a window on the opposite side, saw the parties, and cried out, " Oh 1 my poor master, my poor master ; and the robbers who took all his gold.

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