Aristocracy in America. From the Sketch-book of a German Nobleman, Volum 1

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R. Bentley, 1839 - 340 pàgines
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Pàgina 277 - Par ma foi, il ya plus de quarante ans que je dis de la prose, sans que j'en susse rien; et je vous suis le plus obligé du monde de m'avoir appris cela.
Pàgina 181 - I hate him for he is a Christian ; But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice. If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him. He hates our sacred nation, and he rails, Even there where merchants most do congregate, On me, my bargains, and my well-won thrift, Which he calls interest.
Pàgina 155 - Of my whole course of love ; what drugs, what charms, What conjuration, and what mighty magic, For such proceeding I am charg'd withal, I won his daughter. Bra. A maiden never bold ; Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion Blush...
Pàgina 307 - Purge that constitution of its corruption, and give to its popular branch equality of representation, and it would be the most perfect constitution ever devised by the wit of man." Hamilton paused and said, "Purge it of its corruption, and give to its popular branch equality of representation, and it would become an impracticable government; as it stands at present, with all its supposed defects, it is the most perfect government which ever existed.
Pàgina 183 - But that I love the gentle Desdemona, I would not my unhoused free condition Put into circumscription and confine For the sea's worth.
Pàgina iii - Nay, do not think I flatter ; For what advancement may I hope from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits, To feed and clothe thee ? Why should the poor be flatter'd ? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning.
Pàgina 209 - I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.
Pàgina 155 - A maiden never bold; Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion Blush'd at herself. And she — in spite of nature, Of years, of country, credit, everything, — To fall in love with what she feared to look on!" Othello, Act I. Scene 3. ON returning to the parlour, we found the ladies, whose number had considerably increased by the arrival of some "transient people," alone; the gentlemen having "sneaked off" to their respective counting-rooms.
Pàgina 120 - ... German, Francis Grund, who saw in American equality and democracy the hope of the world, nevertheless also believed that the ambiguous class structure made status-striving tantamount to conformity. He presents both sides of the picture in the following items: Society in America ... is characterized by a spirit of exclusiveness and persecution unknown in any other country. Its gradations not being regulated according to rank and title, selfishness and conceit are its principal elements. . . ....
Pàgina 158 - And what branches are taught in that school?" demanded I, with an ill-suppressed feeling of curiosity. "I don't remember all the hard names, sir," replied the old lady, somewhat embarrassed. "Susan, my child, tell the gentleman all you have learnt at the Misses ***." "We had reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, grammar, geography, history, maps, the globe, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, astronomy, natural philosophy, chemistry, botany, physiology, mineralogy, geology, and zoology in the morning;...

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