Sancho: Or, The Proverbialist

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1816 - 178 pages

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Page 159 - By thine Agony and bloody Sweat ; by thy Cross and Passion ; by thy precious Death and Burial ; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 103 - ... exclaim, • Give them bark ! give them bark ! and let not an European perish, whom it is possible for a Peruvian to save.' Thus far all would be well. But conceive, instead of the assembly being permitted to act upon this benevolent decision, some Peruvian, of an age in which the prevalence of policy or mere prudence over justice and benevolence is more intelligible and pardonable, to arise, and thus to address his countrymen: • " ' Peruvians, you are far too precipitate. Consider, I beseech...
Page 99 - A fool and his money are soon parted ;" " A penny saved is a penny got;" " Money makes the man;" and who could resist such accumulated authorities?
Page 107 - Obey the eleventh," said the archbishop, "and you certainly will. — A new " commandment I give unto you, — that ye love
Page 105 - I'eruvums, are my reasons for opposing the wish of the speaker; and whoever promotes it, or opposes me, is a madman, and an enemy both to the Incas and the Great Spirit.'
Page 102 - I then thought looked old enough to know better) arose, and thus addressed the assembly : " Instead, sir, of replying directly to the reasonings of the speaker who has preceded me, I will simply put another case, and request his decision upon it. Suppose, instead of the present assembly, a thousand Peruvians convened on the banks of the Amazon, to take into consideration a supplication from the nations of Europe to supply them with that bark of Peru, which...
Page 100 - Heathen, convened a meeting near my aunt's mansion-house, to consider the means of extending to about sixty millions of poor idolatrous Hindoos the knowledge of Christianity. Now, whatever Religion and sound Wisdom might urge upon so plain a point, mere Prudence could not but be alarmed at an attempt, however quiet, to disturb the creed of sixty millions of people. Accordingly, having entered the assembly, I rose, and to the admiration of my aunt, made the following oration. '" I rise, Sir, to oppose...

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