Leicester square; its associations and its worthies. With a sketch of Hunter's scientific character and works, by R. Owen

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1874 - 495 pages

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Page 215 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 236 - To eat Westphalia ham in a morning; ride over hedges and ditches on borrowed hacks; come home in the heat of the day with a fever, and (what is worse a hundred times) with a red mark on the forehead from an uneasy hat; all this may qualify them to make excellent wives for fox-hunters, and bear abundance of ruddycomplexioned children.
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Page 237 - As soon as they can wipe off the sweat of the day, they must simper an hour and catch cold in the Princess's apartment ; from thence (as Shakspeare has it) to dinner, with what appetite they may ; and after that, till midnight, work, walk, or think, which they please.
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