Hard Times for These Times, Volum 1

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Hurd and Houghton, 1870
 

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Continguts

I
5
IV
7
V
15
VI
22
VII
32
VIII
40
X
58
XI
67
XXI
146
XXII
164
XXIII
175
XXIV
182
XXV
192
XXVI
201
XXVII
217
XXVIII
234

XII
75
XIII
85
XIV
93
XV
103
XVI
110
XVII
121
XVIII
128
XX
138
XXIX
251
XXX
262
XXXI
268
XXXII
280
XXXIII
286
XXXVI
293
XXXVII
297
XXXVIII
309

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Pàgina 13 - ... fact. You must discard the word Fancy altogether. You have nothing to do with it. You are not to have, in any object of use or ornament, what would be a contradiction in fact. You don't walk upon flowers in fact; you cannot be allowed to walk upon flowers in carpets. You don't find that foreign birds and butterflies come and perch upon your crockery; you cannot be permitted to paint foreign birds and butterflies upon your crockery. You never meet with quadrupeds going up and down walls; you must...
Pàgina 7 - With a rule and a pair of scales, and the multiplication table always in his pocket, sir, ready to weigh and measure any parcel of human nature, and tell you exactly what it comes to.
Pàgina 32 - It contained several large streets all very like one another, and many small streets still more like one another, inhabited by people equally like one another, who all went in and out at the same hours, with the same sound upon the same pavements, to do the same work, and to whom every day was the same as yesterday and to-morrow, and every year the counterpart of the last and the next.
Pàgina 76 - ... after eight weeks of induction into the elements of Political Economy, she had only yesterday been set right by a prattler three feet high, for returning to the question, " What is the first principle of this science ? " the absurd answer, " To do unto others as I would that they should do unto me.
Pàgina 10 - Bitzer," said Thomas Gradgrind. " Your definition of a horse." "Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twentyfour grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in the spring ; in marshy countries, sheds hoofs, too. Hoofs hard, but requiring to be shod with iron. Age known by marks in mouth.
Pàgina 8 - Then he has no business to do it," said Mr. Gradgrind. "Tell him he mustn't. Cecilia Jupe. Let me see. What is your father ? " " He belongs to the horse-riding, if you please, sir." Mr. Gradgrind frowned, and waved off the objectionable calling with his hand. " We don't want to know anything about that, here. You mustn't tell us about that, here. Your father breaks horses, don "the?" " If you please, sir, when they can get any to break, they do break horses in the ring, sir.
Pàgina 112 - Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone at her !' There have been plenty to do that.
Pàgina 35 - There was an old woman, and what do you think? She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink ; Victuals and drink were the whole of her diet, And yet this old woman would NEVER be quiet.
Pàgina 257 - Her remembrances of home and childhood were remembrances of the drying up of every spring and fountain in her young heart as it gushed out.
Pàgina 12 - This is a new principle, a discovery, a great discovery," said the gentleman. "Now, I'll try you again. Suppose you were going to carpet a room. Would you use a carpet having a representation of flowers upon it?" There being a general conviction by this time that

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