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Paul Prendergast; Or, the Comic Schoolmaster, Comprising a New and Facetious Introduction to the English Language [The Comic English Grammar] Arithmetic [The Comic Cocker] and the Classics [The Comic Eton Grammar. 3 PT.]. (Paperback) Loot Price: R384
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Paul Prendergast; Or, the Comic Schoolmaster, Comprising a New and Facetious Introduction to the English Language [The Comic...

Paul Prendergast; Or, the Comic Schoolmaster, Comprising a New and Facetious Introduction to the English Language [The Comic English Grammar] Arithmetic [The Comic Cocker] and the Classics [The Comic Eton Grammar. 3 PT.]. (Paperback)

Percival Leigh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...like gentile dogs, And some are trying daily To send Mahomet to the hogs, In spite of Mahommed Ali. The law is split, and fees are down To stop the rise of lawyers, And costs are cut, oh quite in half, Just like a log by sawyers. Divide, divide, the Speaker cries, Each night with voice of thunder, But yet the law thus made " so wise," Most likely is a blunder. Division teaches how to divide a number into two or more equal parts, as in the division of prize-money. Division is of great importance, whether political, ecclesiastical, commercial, civil, or social. Nothing is more likely to destroy your opponents than a split. Divide et impera is the true Machiavelian policy of all governments. Numbers, that is the multitude, are to be divided, in a variety of ways, --by mob orators, or by mob-sneaks, or by parliamentary flounderers, or by mystifying pulpit demagogues. The divisors should generally endeavour to work into their own hands, and the dividends may be compared to fleeced-sheep, plucked-geese, scraped sugar-casks, drained wine-bottles, and squeezed lemons. Social Division.--The divisions here may be a tale-bearer, a gossip, or a go-between, and the divisors will "separate" to fight like Kilkenny cats, leaving nothing behind but two tails and a bit of flue. In a township, a volunteer corps is an excellent divisor; you may kill the adjutant by way of a quotient, on the surgical principle of "Mangling done here." In the division of property by will, be your own lawyer, and your property will be divided to your heart's content; for, as your heirs will most assuredly be divided amongst themselves, when they have done fighting over your coffin for what does not belong to them, they will call upon the Court of Chancery to divide i...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Percival Leigh
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-33706-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-33706-9
Barcode: 9781236337061

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