Memoirs of a Manager; Or, Life's Stage with New Scenery Volume 2

General Books, 2013 - 46 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... pretty looking females dressed as counsellors, would please his audience better than two men, however learned they might be in law affairs, and therefore in order to make sure of pleasing, he dressed up two females special pleaders ! with looks effective as their words ! MORAL OBSERVATIONS, OR, A SHORT SERMON FOR WHOEVER WILL READ IT ! TEXT. " The man who keeps bis accounts regular and accuratelywill never be ruined." This text or remark was first impressed on my mind by my departed friend, Mr. J. Shatford.a man of great talent; and of such ready wit, that he could, whenever lie pleased, absolutely " set the table in a roar "--His knowledge of mankind, in common life, and under every-day circumstances, was superior to any other man I ever met with: He could catch in a moment, the prevailing humour of the company he was in, and in such an easy, natural manner, that a stranger would suppose that it was the very subject that had occupied his thoughts before he came into the room ! I have known him argue on both sides of a question in the same company, and on the same evening: nay, more, the company should never perceive that he had changed at all! He would make such admissions as were necessary to keep one party in good humour with themselves and their own opinions, and then, from the same premises, he would draw such widely different deductions, as to bring over all parties to the same way of thinking. Yet he never did this for any base views, or selfish purposes, or ungracious, illiberal motives ! No--his principal motives were to reconcile the differences of opinion, smooth the asperities of temper, and in short to make all parties pleased with themselves. He did all this so naturally too, there was nothing of the partisan about him !...

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