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Page 111 - you have the honor of seeing the two greatest men in the world." " I don't know how great men you may be," said the Guinea man, " but I don't like your looks. I have often bought a man much better than both of you, all muscles and bones, for ten guineas.
Page 179 - Only thus much; by Hercules, I do hold it, and will affirm it before any prince in Europe, to be the most sovereign and precious weed that ever the earth tendered to the use of man.
Page 255 - So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?
Page 109 - ... something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the wellclad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil, and a bill of exchange in his pocket, and the naked New Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and an undivided twentieth of a shed to sleep under. But compare the health of the two men, and you shall see that his aboriginal strength the white man has lost.
Page 109 - For every thing that is given something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil and a bill of exchange in his pocket...
Page 109 - If the traveller tell us truly, strike the savage with a broad-axe and in a day or two the flesh shall unite and heal as if you struck the blow into soft pitch, and the same blow shall send the white to his grave.
Page 65 - Original," as he was deservedly called, who maintained that, by a correct diet, the system became self-purifying, through an active exhalation which repelled impurity, — so that, while walking on dusty roads, his feet, and even his stockings, remained free from dust ? " By way of experiment, I did not wash my face for a week ; nor did any one see, nor I feel, the difference." My deluded friend, it is a fatal error. Mr. Walker, the Original, may have been inwardly a saint and a sage, but it is impossible...
Page 128 - This is to give notice to all my Honourd Masters and Ladies and the' rest and of my loving Friends that my Lady Butterfield gives a challenge to ride a horse to leap a horse or run on foot or...
Page 256 - Their existence blooms again in these violet-petals, glitters in the burnished beauty of these golden beetles, or enriches the veery's song. It is only out of doors that even death and decay become beautiful. The model farm, the most luxurious house, have their regions of unsightliness ; but the fine chemistry of nature is constantly clearing away all its impurities before our eyes, and yet so delicately that we never suspect the process. The most exquisite work of literary art exhibits a certain...
Page 297 - I think that, if required, on pain of death, to name instantly the most perfect thing in the universe, I should risk my fate on a bird's egg.

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