The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1872 - 1412 pages

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Page 117 - at the Mount of St Mary's, in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation.
Page 490 - The Rev. Sydney Smith's Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy, delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806.
Page 472 - And I find them so curiously penned, so full of branches and circumstances, that I think the inquisition of Spain used not so many questions to comprehend and to trap their priests.
Page 350 - The wealth and strength of a country are its population, and the best part of that population are the cultivators of the soil.
Page 442 - ... every one, however rich he may be, sends away his children into the houses of others, whilst he, in return, receives those of strangers into his own.
Page xl - ... of Germany on the one hand, and of the United States on the other. For the...
Page 581 - If a man have the misfortune, in the former place, to attach himself to letters, even if he succeeds, I know not with whom he is to live, nor how he is to pass his time in a suitable society. The little company there that is worth conversing with, are cold and unsociable ; or are warmed only by faction and cabal ; so that a man who plays no part in public affairs becomes altogether insignificant ; and, if he is not rich, he becomes even contemptible. Hence that nation are relapsing fast into the...
Page 514 - He cannot make his hero talk like a great man ; he must make him look like one. For which reason, he ought to be well studied in the analysis of those circumstances which constitute dignity of appearance in real life.
Page 326 - BY a girl, or by a young woman, or by a ' woman advanced in years, nothing must be done, ' even in her own dwelling place, according to her
Page 206 - But among many other marks of decline, the prevalence of superstition in England prognosticates the fall of philosophy and decay of taste ; and though nobody be more capable than you to revive them, you will probably find a struggle in your first advances.

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