The Struggles and Adventures of Christopher Tadpole at Home and Abroad

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G. Routledge, 1854 - 498 pages
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Page 99 - I, you know ; anybody, as the saying is ; all his friends — ' and taste my beer and liquor ; if your pockets be well stored you'll find it come the quicker.' Very good — now go on from ' quicker.' " " ' But for want of that,' read Christopher, ' has с — a — u.' " " ' Has caused both grief and sorrow, continued Hickory. ' Therefore you must pay to-day, I will trust to-morrow.
Page 448 - Many d0 hopes chilled, and friendships gradually dissolved ; of old attachments turned away, and stubborn contradiction of all the trusting in futurity, whose promise we once clung to. One class alone of them can call up our best feelings. If the almost forgotten memorials of the once dearly loved and long...
Page 449 - ... calling up old thoughts and old affections ; or soothing, by one lonely unsuspected burst of tears, overcharged hearts which have long required easing of their...
Page 2 - ... which are cleared away altogether, and above the shop, of ordinary normal position, by the road-side ; and thus, the back drawing-rooms, or whatever else they may be, are turned into more shops; and great is the puzzle of the stranger as to whether the roadway is down in the cellar, or he is up stairs on the landing, or the house has turned itself out of window; affording a literal proof of that curious state of domestic affairs so often spoken of. And first he fancies the
Page 2 - ... who live there. But very convenient is this arrangement for old ladies of weak minds who quail at meeting cattle, and young ladies of extravagant ones who doat on shopping, in spite of the weather. For it raises the first above suspicion of danger, and shelters the second from being favoured with the visits of the clouds, who cannot here drop in upon them.
Page 1 - Ireland, with an extra day-ticket for Berwick-uponTweed, before he saw anything half so fine as the mouldering old walls and towers of that venerable city, or looked upon anything half so fair as the prospect of vale and mountain, wooded headland and spirepointed plain that surround it.

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