Hearst kept a diary wherein were writ All that he had of wisdom and of wit. An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a railway collision, some wine was pouted on his lips to revive him. Dolabelly Gak it is believed to have been a term of satisfaction, implying the highest possible degree of mental tranquillity.
The feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable safely to be opposed. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B, confided by him to C. Fiercely the battle raged and, sad to tell, Our corporal heroically fell!
The tribute that we pay to achievements that resembles, but do not equal, our own. This period is divided into two parts, the day proper and the night, or day improper -- the former devoted to sins of business, the latter consecrated to the other sort. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.
Done with the work of breathing; done With all the world; the mad race run Though to the end; the golden goal Attained and found to be a hole!
A simpler plan for saving man But, first, is he worth saving? Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive.
The west wind, rising, made him veer. No images nor idols make For Robert Ingersoll to break. A battle in which spittle or ink replaces the injurious cannon-ball and the inconsiderate bayonet.
They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them.
But now the time demands, at last, That you employ your genius vast In energies more active.
Fame from her height looked down upon the brawl And said: As, pent in an aquarium, the troutlet Swims round and round his tank to find an outlet, Pressing his nose against the glass that holds him, Nor ever sees the prison that enfolds him; So the poor debtor, seeing naught around him, Yet feels the narrow limits that impound him, Grieves at his debt and studies to evade it, And finds at last he might as well have paid it.
An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave- driver. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters.
To show that bereavement is a smaller evil than sympathy.
By many it has been believed to be identical with the crux ansata of the ancient phallic worship, but it has been traced even beyond all that we know of that, to the rites of primitive peoples.
One of the stages of moral and social progress from private station to political preferment. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
He enjoys a princely revenue and the friendship of God. The deputy is commonly a beautiful young man, with a red necktie and an intricate system of cobwebs extending from his nose to his desk.
A body of men who meet to repeal laws. A small crustacean very much resembling the lobster, but less indigestible. A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else.
You ask me how this miracle is done? A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket. Please have the proper entries made, The proper balances displayed, Conforming to the whole amount Of cash on hand -- which they will count.
A high-priced violin made in Connecticut. So the Recording Angel, when Hearst died, Erased all entries of his own and cried: A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself.
Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh.
Rise And shake the lightnings from your eyes; Inspire your underlings, and fling Your spirit into everything! May life be to them a succession of hurts; May fleas by the bushel inhabit their shirts; May aches and diseases encamp in their bones, Their lungs full of tubercles, bladders of stones; May microbes, bacilli, their tissues infest, And tapeworms securely their bowels digest; May corn-cobs be snared without hope in their hair, And frequent impalement their pleasure impair.
Nevertheless, the liability to a cursing is a risk that cuts but a small figure in fixing the rates of life insurance.THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY. AUTHOR'S PREFACE. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper inand was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve.
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