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Seite 443 - He was the first man that declined the old track, and made it manifest that the science might be attained in less time than was imagined; and despised those rules which had been long in practice, to keep his ship and his men out of danger; which had been held in former times a point of great ability and circumspection; as if the principal art requisite in the captain of a ship had been to be sure to come home safe again. He was the first man...
Seite 151 - I give you ; the imputation is of no great importance, and as long as it was confined to surmises and reports, I should have received it, as I have received many others, in silence. " But the formality of a public advertisement of a book I never wrote, and a residence where I never resided, is a little too much, particularly as I have no notion of the contents of the one nor the incidents of the other. I have, besides, a personal dislike to ' Vampires,' and the little acquaintance I have with them...
Seite 102 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Seite 263 - An opinion which spread with rapidity over Europe about the close of the tenth and beginning of the eleventh century, and which gained universal credit, wonderfully augmented the number of credulous pilgrims, and increased the ardour with which they undertook this useless voyage.
Seite 443 - ... and his men out of danger ; which had been held in former times a point of great ability and circumspection, as if the principal art requisite in the captain of a ship had been to be sure to come safe home again. He was the first man...
Seite 443 - He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience, what mighty things they could do, if they were resolved ; and taught them to fight in fire as well as upon water : and though he hath been very well imitated and followed, he was the first that gave the example of that kind of naval courage %, and bold and resolute achievements.
Seite 151 - Vampire," with the addition of my name as that of the author. I am not the author, and never heard of the work in question until now. In a more recent paper, I perceive a formal annunciation of " The Vampire," with the addition of an account of my " Residence in the island of Mitylene...
Seite 149 - I have imposed upon myself. Take two or three that press upon me. ' When I first called on you, I found you without reputation ; I imposed ' on myself the labour, and an herculean one it has been, to create and esta
Seite 149 - I believed what you so often have told me, that your works were equal, nay superior, to a Raphael or to a Michael Angelo! Unfortunately for me as a publisher, the public awoke me from this state of stupor, this mental delusion.
Seite 254 - who spoke of me, " called me, ' that thing called a minister :' — " to be sure,"— he said, patting his large form, — " I am a thing ; — the member, therefore, when " he called me a thing, said what was true ; and " I could not be angry with him ; but, when he " added, that thing called a minister...