The Tin Trumpet: Or, Heads and Tails for the Wise and Waggish

Front Cover
D. Appleton, 1859 - English wit and humor - 262 pages

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

After readig this book I asked myself the following:
Need to lose weight?
How to lose weight fast ?
How to lose weight in a week ?
And now ... read my successful story here
==>> http://herbsin.com/CathysWeightLossDiet.html
Some excerpts from my diary:
- care abdominal equipment and exercise personal fitness
- exercise weight control eating activities boredom diet
- exercise and personal fitness equipment abdominal care
- supermodels weight loss program
- lose weight fast with exercise
Good Luck!
 

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 32 - I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Chr — 's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.
Page 165 - In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book? or goes to an American play? or looks at an American picture or statue? What does the world yet owe to American physicians or surgeons? What new substances have their chemists discovered? or what old ones have they analyzed?
Page 239 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona.
Page 129 - The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together : our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.
Page 34 - Why no, Sir. Every body knows you are paid for affecting warmth for your client; and it is, therefore, properly no dissimulation: the moment you come from the bar you resume your usual behaviour. Sir, a man will no more carry the artifice of the bar into the common intercourse of society, than a man who is paid for tumbling upon his hands will continue to tumble upon his hands when he should walk on his feet.
Page 242 - If you choose to represent the various parts in life by holes upon a table, of different shapes — some circular, some triangular, some square, some oblong — and the persons acting these parts by bits of wood of similar shapes, we shall generally find that the triangular person has got into the square hole, the oblong into the triangular, and a square person has squeezed himself into the round hole.
Page 245 - TAXES upon every article which enters into the mouth, or covers the back, or is placed under the foot — taxes upon everything which it is pleasant to see, hear, feel, smell, or taste — taxes upon warmth, light, and locomotion — taxes on everything on earth, and the waters under the earth...
Page 129 - There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out...
Page 245 - ... restores him to health; on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice; on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribands of the bride; at bed or board, couchant or levant, we must pay.
Page 112 - Go — you may call it madness, folly ; You shall not chase my gloom away. There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. Oh, if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh, You would not rob me of a treasure Monarchs are too poor to buy ! S.

Bibliographic information