1. But the hardships and responsibilities by no means end with the building of the Light-house; the keeper who has it in charge holds a most important position, for upon the skill of his hands in the management of the delicate costly lenses and machinery, the clearness of his head, and the courage of his heart, as well as his honesty and fidelity, depends, even more than upon the captain of a vessel, the safety of many precious lives and millions of property; so it is of the first importance that he be intelligent, efficient and trustworthy.
- Anon, ‘Something about Light-Houses’ in Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls (1881) [full text]

    But the hardships and responsibilities by no means end with the building of the Light-house; the keeper who has it in charge holds a most important position, for upon the skill of his hands in the management of the delicate costly lenses and machinery, the clearness of his head, and the courage of his heart, as well as his honesty and fidelity, depends, even more than upon the captain of a vessel, the safety of many precious lives and millions of property; so it is of the first importance that he be intelligent, efficient and trustworthy.

    - Anon, ‘Something about Light-Houses’ in Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls (1881) [full text]

     
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    The old gentleman at the tea-table, who had come from America thirty years before, had brought with him, at the top of his baggage, his American physiognomy; and he had not only brought it with him, but he had kept it in the best order, so that, if necessary, he might have taken it back to his own country with perfect confidence.

    - Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady (1881) [full text]

     
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    We must have Reilly here, and you must endeavour to convert him from Popery.
- William Carleton, Willy Reilly from Stories and Tales of the Irish (1881) [full text]

    We must have Reilly here, and you must endeavour to convert him from Popery.

    - William Carleton, Willy Reilly from Stories and Tales of the Irish (1881) [full text]