Passive Resistance/ Herman Melville

Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance. If the individual, so resisted be of a not inhumane temper, and the resisting one perfectly harmless in his passivity; then, in the better moods of the former, he will endeavor charitably to construe to his imagination what proves impossible to be solved by his […]

The Good Old Times/ Charles Dickens

The Good Old Times/ Charles Dickens

The good old times, the grand old times, the great old times!  Those were the times for a bold peasantry, and all that sort of thing.  Those were the times for every sort of thing, in fact.  There’s nothing now-a-days.  Ah!’ sighed the red-faced gentleman.  ‘The good old times, the good old times!’ The gentleman didn’t specify […]