The "Monster" Misery of Ireland; a Practical Treatise on the Relation of Landlord and Tenant

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R. Bentley, 1844 - 304
 

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Strona 115 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, : Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
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Strona 41 - ... goods of orphans. We find them repeatedly mentioned, and with a deepness of denunciation on their practices which seems to authorize their being held up to detestation by every means which can be taken to expose moral criminals. If the state of society be such, that characters of a cast so dangerous, " Safe from the bar, the pulpit, and the throne, Are touched and shamed by ridicule alone," where shall we find the means of assailing them unless by the influence of satire?
Strona 297 - A man convinced against his will, Is of the same opinion still.
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Strona 242 - Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness : he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth : he will guide his affairs with discretion.
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