The Remembrancer, Or, Debtors Prison Recorder

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John B. Jansen, 1820
 

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Página 22 - Oh, there be players that I have seen play — and heard others praise, and that highly — not to speak it profanely, that neither having the accent of Christians, nor the gait of Christian, Pagan, or man, have so strutted, and bellowed, that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
Página 21 - To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart, To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold: For this the Tragic Muse first trod the stage...
Página 27 - A man may sell himself in China in certain cases, such as to discharge a debt to the crown, or to assist a father in distress, or if dead to bury him in due form. If his conduct in servitude should be unimpeachable, he is entitled to his liberty at the end of twenty years. If otherwise, he continues a slave for life, as do his children, if he had included them in the original agreement.
Página 27 - China," says Sir George Staunton, " in certain cases, such as to discharge a debt to the crown, or to assist a father in distress, or if a father be dead to bury him in due form." If his conduct in servitude should be unimpeachable, he is entitled to his liberty at the end of twenty years. If otherwise, he continues a slave for life, as do his children, if he had included them in the original agreement.
Página 44 - Elba, he was in the habit of placing her close to him when they were in company ; he would sometimes turn round while at dinner, and desire one of his officers to compose some quatrain in honour of the princess's charms, and to recite it to her at the table. One of those officers...
Página 44 - Napoleon, during his supremacy, had endeavoured to bring him forward in some public capacity, but the attempt is said to have failed ; his inattention rendering it necessary to withdraw him from the situations to which he was appointed. The Princess Pauline is fond of society ; she is, indeed, said to display much of the coquetry and vanity of a French woman of fashion. Canova has executed a statue of her, the symmetry and luxurious attitude of which is much admired. One evening she issued invitations...
Página 45 - FAMILY. altered his plan, thinking that something more was necessary to secure the full dependence of Spain upon his own power. The mother of Napoleon, formerly dignified by the title of Madame Mere, resides, together with her brother Cardinal Fesch, in the Palazzo Falcone. She lived...
Página 10 - ... the unjust severity of the former. Our laws still authorize the creditor, after taking the greatest part of the debtor's property, to deprive him of his liberty by confining him in prison, without affording him the means of subsistence ; and, if poor and friendless, he will be unable to obtain even the liberty of the prison yard.
Página 12 - In the year 1803, the Yellow Fever raged in this city with relentless fury. Every where the citizens fled from the destructive pestilence; the rich resorted to the seats of fashion and pleasure, the poor sought refuge in those shelters provided in the suburbs of the city by the benevolence of our active corporation. Humanity exerted herself in favor of every class of the community — except the debtors.

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