On the Pleasure of Hating [NOOK Book]

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On the Pleasure of Hating

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Penguin strikes again with a wonderful new series called "Great Ideas" featuring 12 books by great thinkers dating back to the first millennium B.C.E. through the mid-20th century, covering art, politics, literature, philosophy, science, history, and more. Each slim paperback is individually designed, and all are affordable at $8.95. A great idea indeed. Snap 'em up! Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101651179
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Series: Penguin Great Ideas
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 257 KB

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The Fight

'- The fight, the fight's the thing,
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.'

Where there's a will, there's a way - I said to myself, as I walked down Chancery-lane, about half-past six o'clock on Monday the l0th of December, to inquire at Jack Randall's where the fight the next day was to be; and I found 'the proverb' nothing 'musty' in the present instance. I was determined to see this fight, come what would, and see it I did, in great style. It was my first fight, yet it more than answered my expectations. Ladies - it is to you I dedicate this description; nor let it seem out of character for the fair to notice the exploits of the brave. Courage and modesty are the old English virtues; and may they never look cold and askance on one another! Think, ye fairest of the fair, loveliest of the lovely kind, ye practisers of soft enchantment, how many more ye kill with poisoned baits than ever fell in the ring; and listen with subdued air and without shuddering, to a tale tragic only in appearance, and sacred to the FANCY!

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Table of Contents

William Hazlitt on The Pleasure of Hating The Fight

The Indian Jugglers

On the Spirit of Monarchy

What is the People?

On Reason and Imagination

On the Pleasure of Hating

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