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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and for this service you propose to administer upon the estate, keeping the most valuable part for your honesty. You will ...
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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and for this service you propose to administer upon the estate, keeping the most valuable part for your honesty. You will then revive the dead, buried and damned and reinstate him in possecsion of the remainder! MCK. aside)--O, will I? SAG.--Apparently, Senor Presidente, this worthy person is afflicted with a flow of language. (Aside) The Porco Americano has the habit of blushing. McK. (to Sagasta)--Yes, the Filipino always has his tongue in his ear. (To Aguinaldo) Proceed with the address. AG.--It is as if the French, having assisted your forefathers to independence, had kept Boston and all New England for themselves and restored the other colonies to Great Britain. If the Good Samaritan, arriving while the man fallen among thieves was still struggling with them, had assisted him to beat them off, had then taken his purse and delivered him to the thieves again you would have had a Scriptural precedent. SAG. (writing in a notebook)--"At a certain temperature the Porco Americano can sweat." McK.--My great and good friend, you seem to have your climate with you, as well as your chin. I must beg you to abridge your oration against manifest destiny. AG.--Destiny was a long time manifesting herself, but she has not been idle since. In the last four months you have torn up the three American political Holy Scriptures: Washington's Farewell Address, the Monroe Doctrine and the Declaration of Independence. You now stand upon the fragments of the last and declare it an error that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. In Hawaii you are founding a government on the consent of less than three per centum of the governed. In my country you propose to found one government and restore another against the...
Near fine. 12 volumes. Decorative title pages, frontispiece portrait. Original full tan morocco, elaborately gilt-and blind-stamped spines and covers from a design by Frederick Polley. Bierce's initials appear in the center of the covers. Ornate inner dentelles, burgundy silk endleaves, all edges gilt. New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1909-1912. Near fine. One of only 250 signed by the author. Owner's bookplate.
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