The Ultimate Day really begins the night before, when you sit up until one o'clock trying to get things into trunk and bags. This ...is when you discover the well-known fact that summer air swells articles to twice or three times their original size.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
And the Angel told Tom if he'd be a good boy, He'd have God for his father & never want joy....
And so Tom awoke and we rose in the dark And got with our bags & our brushes to work. Tho' the morning was cold, Tom was happy & warm, So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field... for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
About the London shop girls of the meaner short no derogatory remarks can be too strong, just as no commendation can be too high o...f the courtesy, honest, and good nature of the girls who wait on you in the shops on Oxford and Bond Streets. This court-born, alley- nursed, street-bred girl is everywhere. Sometimes she is sober, oftener she is not. She sells you flowers and fruit on every corner, serves in bars and cheap eating-houses. We have nothing at all at home to correspond to her ...She wears flowers and paste jewels, but she seldom bathes, never has enough hairpins, and considers toothbrushes necessary only for members of the royal family.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
He degraded himself by the vice of drinking, which, together with a great stock of Greek and Latin, he brought away with him from ...Oxford and retained and practised ever afterwards.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »