Lives and Anecdotes of Misers; Or, The Passion of Avarice Displayed: In the Parsimonious Habits, Unaccountable Lives and Remarkable Deaths of the Most Notorious Misers of All Ages, with a Few Words on Frugality and Saving
Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1850 - 178 страници
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Страница 31 - Who sees pale Mammon pine amidst his store, Sees but a backward steward for the poor ; This year, a reservoir, to keep and spare ; The next, a fountain, spouting through...
Страница 12 - Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill, Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still : Thus to my breast alternate passions rise, Pleased with each good that Heaven to man supplies ; Yet oft a sigh prevails, and sorrows fall, To see the hoard of human bliss so small ; And oft I wish, amidst the scene, to find Some spot to real happiness...
Страница 135 - Search then the ruling passion: there, alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.
Страница 10 - Eighth, of whom it was said that " he crept into the popedom like a fox, ruled like a lion, and died like a dog," were principally the sins of avarice.
Страница 36 - Our portion is not large, indeed ; But then how little do we need ! For nature's calls are few : In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do.
Страница 46 - The True History of the Life and Sudden Death of old John Overs, the rich Ferryman of London, showing how he lost his life by his own covetousness. And of his daughter Mary, who caused the Church of St Mary Overs in Southwark to be built ; and of the building of London Bridge.
Страница 12 - Content is wealth, the riches of the mind; And happy he who can that treasure find. But the base miser starves amidst his store, Broods on his gold, and, griping still at more. Sits sadly pining, and believes he's poor.
Страница 53 - The Way to be Rich, according to the Practice of the great Audley, who began with £200 in 1605, and dyed worth ,£400,000, November, 1662.
Страница 24 - Having observed from my infancy that the poor of Marseilles are ill supplied with water, which can only be purchased at a great price, I have cheerfully laboured the whole of my life to procure for them this great blessing ; and I direct that the whole of my property shall be laid out in building an aqueduct for their use.
Страница 71 - His thoughts were now how to cheat the oculist ; he pretended that he had only a glimmering, and could see nothing distinctly ; for which reason, the bandage on his eyes was continued a month longer than the usual time. Taylor was deceived by these misrepresentations, and agreed to compound the bargain, and accepted twenty guineas instead of sixty.