The Clockmaker: Or, The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville, Volumen2

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R. Bentley, 1840 - 329 páginas

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Página 239 - Tom's head, which, however, he dared not put into execution himself; but "a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse,
Página 208 - Horeb," a voice was heard, saying, " draw nigh hither, and put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place where thou standest is holy ground.
Página 35 - Creek, (I was afeared he was agoin to give me day and date for every graft, being a terrible long-winded man in his stories,) so says I, I know that, minister, but how do you preserve them?
Página 35 - The old minister had an orchard of most particular good fruit, for he was a great hand at buddin, graftin, and what not, and the orchard (it was on the south side of the house) stretched right up to the road. Well, there were some trees hung over the fence ; I never seed such bearers, the apples hung in ropes, for all the world like strings of onions, and the fruit was beautiful.
Página 19 - I'll leave the clock in your care till I return on my way to the States — I'll set it a going and put it to the right time." As soon as this operation was performed, he delivered the key to the Deacon with a sort of serio-comic injunction to wind up the clock every Saturday night, which Mrs. Flint said she would take care should be done, and promised to remind her husband of it, in case he should chance to forget it.
Página 19 - Steel have the refusal - nor will the deacon learn until I call for the clock, that having once indulged in the use of a superfluity, how difficult it is to give it up. We can do without any article of luxury we have never had, but when once obtained, it is not in 'human natur
Página 124 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made, When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet ran.
Página 31 - Sam, says he, how on airth did you get here? I thought you was drowned at the Canadian lines. Why, says he, I didnt get on airth here at all, but I came right slap through it. In that are Niagara dive, I went so everlasting deep, I thought it was just as short to come up tother side, so out I came in those parts. If I dont take the shine off the Sea Serpent, when I get back to Boston, then my name's not Sam Patch...
Página 17 - If a man don't hoe his corn, and he don't get a crop, he says it is all owing to the" Bank ; and if he runs into debt and is sued, why he says the lawyers are a curse to the country. They are a most idle set of folks, I tell you. But how is it...
Página 18 - Steel's wife asked to have the refusal of it, but I guess I won't sell it; I had but two of them, this one and the feller of it, that I sold Governor Lincoln. General Green, the Secretary of State for Maine, said he'd give me...

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