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A Lecture On Heads

Auhtor: Geo Alex Stevens

Language: english

Genres:

essays,  satire
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Review by A. Dent, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Lecture On Heads':

... of employments and excellencies the world possesses. It actuates the prince and the beggar, the peasant and the politician, the labourer and the ...
... the mode should be adapted to the nature of the vice or folly which demands correction. If the vice be of an atrocious nature, it certainly requires ...
... he thought it too contemptible to affect his interest, which alone prevented him from commencing any legal process against the {VI}publisher for thus ...
... frolic wing may spread, And we give harmless Lectures on the Head. Watchmen in sleep may be as snug as foxes, And snore away the hours ...
... heads, it may be proper to say something upon my own, if upon my own any thing could be said to the purpose but, after many experiments, finding ...
... you, master Jacky? As they have rivalled the ladies in the delicacy of their complexion, the ladies therefore have a right to make reprisals, and to ...
... dog from a blind man, for I do love fun! so then the blind man cried for his dog, and that made me laugh so says I to the blind man, 'Hip, master, ...
... woman desired he would tell her fortune by the cards and the grooms said, as how, if his honour was a wit, he could ride upon three horses at once. ...
... every thing. He disinherited his only son because the lad could not give him a reason why a black hen laid a white egg. He was a great materialist, ...
... we may expect to hear that an admiral is in the histerics, that a general has miscarried, and that a prime minister was brought to bed the moment ...
... This head may be compared to a disoblezeance for there is but one seat in it, and that is not the seat {41}of understanding: yet it is wonderful ...
... of the industry of their ancestors, {46}and turn up their nose at every thing mechanical, and call it wulgar. They are continually thrusting themselves ...
... just then heard, one of his acquaintance begged the favour that he would tell the company what the debates were about. About, Sir!-Yes, Sir.-About!-what ...
... and that is the reason why married people now a-days walk a-foot to the Elysian fields. Many a couple, who live in splendor, think they keep the only ...
... have tumbled into the dripping-pan. The next counsel on the same side began with, My Lord, he who makes use of many words to no purpose has not ...
... The ancients had several days they called lucky and unlucky ones they were marked as white and black days. Thus is the face of Flattery distinguished ...
... defend her from the encroachments of the ocean. When men have eminently distinguished themselves in arts or arms, their characters should ...
... the horses therefore, my Lord, how can we punish what is not punishable? How can we eat what is not eatable? Or, how can we drink what is not drinkable? ...
... up, and said, 'What signifies America, when we are all in a merry cue?' So they all fell a laughing. Now there's Commons made Lords, and there's Lords ...
... up, they seem as if they had eaten themselves into a {98}state of indigestion, or else had bumpered themselves out of breath with bottled beer. ...