The Miscellaneous Works Of Henry Mackenzie (volume 3) by Henry MackenzieThe Miscellaneous Works Of Henry Mackenzie (volume 3) by Henry Mackenzie

The Miscellaneous Works Of Henry Mackenzie (volume 3)

byHenry Mackenzie

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1820. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... swered he, "that his remarks are of the pleasant kind; it is curious to observe how the nature of truth may be changed by the garb it wears; softened to the admonition of friendship, or soured into the severity of reproof; yet this severity may be useful to some tempers; it somewhat resembles a file; disagreeable in its operation, but hard metals may be the brighter for it." CHAP. XXV. HIS SKILL IN PHYSIOGNOMY. THE company at the baronet's removed to the playhouse accordingly, and Harley took his usual route into the Park. He observed, as he entered, a fresh-looking elderly gentleman in conversation with a beggar, who leaning on his crutch, was recounting the hardships he had undergone, and explaining the wretchedness of his present condition. This was a very interesting dialogue to Harley; he was rude, enough, therefore, to slacken his pace as he approached, and at last to make a full stop at the gentleman's back, who was just then expressing his compassion for the beggar, and regretting that he had not a farthing of change about him. At saying this, he looked piteously on the fellow. There was something in his physiognomy which caught Harley's notice; indeed physiogno VOL. I. C my was one of Harley's foibles, for which he had been often rebuked by his aunt in the country; who used to tell him, that when he was come to her years and experience, he would know that all's not gold that glisters; and it must be owned, that his aunt was a very sensible, harsh-looking maiden lady of threescore and upwards. But he was too apt to forget this caution; and now, it seems, it had not occurred to him. Stepping up, therefore, to the gentleman, who was lamenting the want of silver, "Your intentions, Sir," said he, "are so good, that I cannot help lending you my assis...

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Title:The Miscellaneous Works Of Henry Mackenzie (volume 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217357180

ISBN - 13:9780217357180

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