The Marvellous and Incredible Adventures of Charles Thunderbolt, in the Moon

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T. Gunn, 1851 - 391 pages

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Page 16 - Tis sweet to hear At midnight on the blue and moonlit deep The song and oar of Adria's gondolier, By distance mellow'd, o'er the waters sweep...
Page 208 - Psychology know how much is to be inferred from this; and that no man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. How much lies in Laughter: the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man!
Page 208 - How much lies in Laughter : the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man ! Some men wear an everlasting barren simper ; in the smile of others lies a cold glitter as of ice : the fewest are able to laugh, what can be called laughing, but only sniff and titter and snigger from the throat outward ; or at best, produce some whiffling husky cachinnation, as if they were laughing through wool : of none such comes good.
Page 208 - The man who cannot laugh is not only fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; but his whole life is already a treason and a stratagem.
Page 57 - Craith is interrupted by the opening of the door, and the entrance of a charming, bright-eyed girl of some seventeen years.

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