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Página 202 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Página 246 - And again, Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Página 202 - I think I may say, that of all the men we meet with, nine parts of ten are what they are, good or evil, useful or not, by their education.
Página 68 - Advantageous occupation must be found for the poor and unemployed working classes, to whose labour mechanism must be rendered subservient, instead of being applied, as at present, to supersede it.
Página 219 - This committee immediately presented itself; it consisted of the wife of a clergyman, and eleven members of the Society of Friends.
Página 261 - Metropolis, and to report their Observations thereupon ; together with the MINUTES of the EVIDENCE taken before them, from time to time, to the House...
Página 213 - ... as a mat for bedding, and many of them were very nearly naked. She saw them openly drinking spirits, and her ears were offended by the most terrible imprecations. Every thing was filthy to excess, and the smell was quite disgusting. Every one, even the Governor, was reluctant to go amongst them. He persuaded her to leave her watch in the office, telling her that his presence would .not prevent its being torn from her. She saw enough to convince her that every thing bad was going on. In short...
Página 244 - In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality ; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Página 193 - ... to the stare of every passenger: the moment he enters prison, irons are hammered on to him ; then he is cast into the midst of a compound of all that is disgusting and depraved. At night he is locked up in a narrow cell, with perhaps half a dozen of the worst thieves in London, or as many vagrants, whose rags are alive, and in actual motion with vermin : he may find himself in bed, and in bodily contact, between a robber and a murderer ; or between a mail with a foul disease on one side, and...