More minor morals; or, An introduction to the Winter family: with Aunt Eleanor's stories interspersed

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Pagina 194 - Ye are the eldest man that I can espy in all this company, so that if any man can tell any cause of it, ye of likelihood can say most of it, or at leastwise more than any man here assembled. Yea, forsooth, good Master...
Pagina 194 - More saw this aged man, he thought it expedient to hear him say his mind in this matter, (for being so old a man, it was likely that he knew most of any man in that presence and company.) So master More called this old aged man unto him, and said : Father...
Pagina 193 - More, and calleth the country before him such as were thought to be men of experience, and men that could of likelihood best certify him of that matter concerning the stopping of Sandwich haven.
Pagina 194 - I can espy in all this company, so that if any man can tell any cause of it, ye of likelihood can say most to it, or at leastwise more than any other man here assembled. Yea, forsooth, good master, quoth this old man, for I am well nigh an hundred years old, and no man here in this company any thing near unto mine age.
Pagina 195 - I am an old man, sir,' quoth he, 'I may remember the building of Tenterden steeple, and I may remember when there was no steeple at all there ; and before that Tenterden or Totterden steeple was in building, there was no manner of talking of any flats or sands that stopped up the haven, and therefore I think that...
Pagina 111 - The writings that please me most on such occasions are stories, for the truth of which there is good authority. The mind of man is naturally a lover of justice ; and when we read a story wherein a criminal is overtaken, in whom there is no quality which is the object of pity, the soul enjoys a certain revenge for the offence done to its nature, in the wicked actions committed in the preceding part of the history.
Pagina 194 - ... Sandwich Haven. Among the rest came in before him an old man, with a white head, and one that was thought to be little less than an hundred years old. When Mr. Moore saw this aged man, he thought it expedient to hear him say his mind in this matter; for being so old a man, it was likely that he knew most in that presence, or company. So Mr. Moore called this old aged man unto him, and said, Father...
Pagina 176 - Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, and exalt not thyself in the day of honour: for the works of the Lord are wonderful...
Pagina 25 - To a young woman with a watch. WHILE this gay toy attracts thy sight, Thy reason let it warn ; And seize, my dear, that rapid time, That never must return. If idly lost, no art or care The blessing can restore ; And Heav'n requires a strict account For ev'ry mispent hour.
Pagina 195 - for I am well nigh a hundred years old, and no man here in this company any thing near my age.' " 'Well then,' quoth Mr. Moore, 'how say you to this matter? What think you to be the cause of these shelves and sands which stop up Sandwich haven ?' " 'Forsooth, sir,' quoth he, 'I am an old man ; I think that Tenterden steeple is the cause of Goodwin sands.

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