Letters, Sentences and Maxims

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S. Low, Son, and Marston, 1870 - Conduct of life - 224 pages
 

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Page 2 - About in the World. Essays by the Author of "The Gentle Life." " It is not easy to open it at any page without finding some handy idea.
Page 3 - Varia: Readings from Rare Books. Reprinted, by permission, from the Saturday Review, Spectator, &c. "The books discussed in this volume are no less valuable than they are rare, and the compiler is entitled to the gratitude of the public. " Observer. The Silent Hour : Essays, Original and Selected. By the Author of "The Gentle Life.
Page 3 - The chapters are so lively in themselves, so mingled with shrewd views of human nature, so full of illustrative anecdotes, that the reader cannot fail to be amused.
Page 4 - Lectures on the English Language." 8vo. cloth extra, 16s. Lectures on the English Language ; forming the Introductory Series to the foregoing Work.
Page 1 - ROUND TABLE With Biographical Introduction. THE RELIGIO MEDICI, HYDRIOTAPHIA, AND THE LETTER TO A FRIEND. By Sir Thomas Browne, Knt. BALLAD POETRY OF THE AFFECTIONS. By Robert Buchanan. COLERIDGE'S CHRISTABEL, and other Imaginative Poems. With Preface by Algernon C. Swinburne. LORD...
Page 54 - Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket : and do not pull it out and strike it ; merely to show that you have one.
Page 172 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Page 82 - People will, in a great degree, and not without reason, form their opinion of you upon that which they have of your friends ; and there is a Spanish proverb, which says very justly, Tell me whom you live with, and I will tell you who you are.
Page 5 - An ignorant man is insignificant and contemptible ; nobody cares for his company, and he can just be said to live, and that is all. There is a very pretty French epigram upon the death of such an ignorant, insignificant fellow ; the sting of which is, that all that can be said of him is, that he was once alive, and that he is now dead. This is the epigram, which you may get by heart : Colas est mort de maladie, Tu veux que j'en pleure le sort; Que diable veux-tu que j'en die? Colas vivoit, Colas...
Page 83 - Talk often, but never long ; in that case, if you do not please, at least you are sure not to tire your hearers. Pay your own reckoning, but do not treat the whole company ; this being one of the very few cases in which people do not care to be treated, every one being fully convinced that he has wherewithal to pay.

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