Applied Business English

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Gregg Publishing Company, 1910 - English language - 100 pages

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Page 213 - If I were an American as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never, never, never!
Page 223 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
Page 11 - Read no letters, books, or papers in company ; but, when there is a necessity for doing it, you must ask leave.
Page 224 - No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Page 250 - tis the talent of our English nation, Still to be plotting some new reformation ; And few years hence, if anarchy goes on, Jack Presbyter shall here erect his throne, Knock out a tub with preaching once a day, And every prayer be longer than a play. Then all...
Page 97 - Heaven is not reached at a single bound, But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.
Page 83 - Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and. curious volume of forgotten lore — While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. " "Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more.
Page 97 - AT midnight, in his guarded tent, The Turk was dreaming of the hour When Greece, her knee in suppliance bent, Should tremble at his power ; In dreams, through camp and court, he bore The trophies of a conqueror ; In dreams his song of triumph heard. Then wore his monarch's signet ring, Then pressed that monarch's throne — a King ; As wild his thoughts, and gay of wing, As Eden's garden bird.
Page 237 - And the first thing I would do in my government, I would have nobody to control me, I would be absolute; and who but I : now, he that is absolute, can do what he likes ; he that can do what he likes, can take his pleasure ; he that can take his pleasure, can be content ; and he that can be content, has no more to desire ; so the...
Page 223 - Wherever literature consoles sorrow, or assuages pain, wherever it brings gladness to eyes which fail with wakefulness and tears, and ache for the dark house and the long sleep, there is exhibited, in its noblest form, the immortal influence of Athens.

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