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But, at the same time, if any honest reader shall have derived more pain than pleasure from its perusal, and have closed the last volume with a disagreeable impression on his mind, I humbly crave his pardon, for such was far from my intention; and I will endeavour to do better another time, for I love to give innocent pleasure.
From the name of my patron, indeed, I hope my reader will be convinced, at his very entrance on this work, that he will find in the whole course of it nothing prejudicial to the cause of religion and virtue, nothing inconsistent with the strictest rules of decency, nor which can offend even the chastest eye in the perusal.
There he lay, the picture of free-and- easy, loafing, hand-to-mouth young England, "improving his mind," as he shouted to them, by the perusal of the fortnight- old weekly paper, soiled with the marks of toddy-glasses and tobacco-ashes, the legacy of the last traveller, which he had hunted out from the kitchen of the little hostelry, and, being a youth of a communicative turn of mind, began imparting the contents to the fishermen as he went on.
Moving into the middle of the table a portfolio of papers, with a scarcely perceptible smile of self-satisfaction, he took a pencil from a rack and plunged into the perusal of a complex report relating to the present complication.
She had put the letter in her pocket against a more favourable time for perusal.
I refer to the perusal (which I have just completed) of this interesting Diary.
She appealed in support of this proposition to Miss Miggs, then in waiting, who said that indeed the peace of mind she had derived from the perusal of that paper generally, but especially of one article of the very last week as ever was, entitled 'Great Britain drenched in gore,' exceeded all belief; the same composition, she added, had also wrought such a comforting effect on the mind of a married sister of hers, then resident at Golden Lion Court, number twenty-sivin, second bell-handle on the right-hand door-post, that, being in a delicate state of health, and in fact expecting an addition to her family, she had been seized with fits directly after its perusal, and had raved of the Inquisition ever since; to the great improvement of her husband and friends.
The countenance of the first-named gentleman, peculiarly intelligent at all times, acquired great additional interest from his close observance of the game, and his attentive perusal of Mr.
The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination, with which his search among the multifarious documents confided to him has been conducted.
NBC executives also discussed their ongoing efforts to keep costs down: NBC Entertainment president Jeff Zucker explained his decisions to seek out hour-long dramas at the bargain-basement licensing fee of $500,000 per episode, as well as his asking show runners producing pilots to also provide a second script for the network's perusal.
Replete with vivid anecdotes drawn from primary sources, this study modifies the works of Emanuel Rodocanachi, Alfred Semerau, and Georgina Masson, which were not based on a sufficient perusal of the records (272).
The line-up of new vehicles wouldn't be complete without a full spectrum of aftermarket manufacturers and products to complement them -- everything from performance parts to the latest communications hardware and apparel will be available for perusal.