London Society, Volume 64

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William Clowes and Sons, 1893
 

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Page 240 - Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Page 562 - If she be not fair for me, what care I how fair she be ? " But he did care, and he told himself that the song did him no good.
Page 253 - Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven! oh! times, In which the meagre stale forbidding ways Of custom, law, and statute, took at once The attraction of a country in Romance!
Page 668 - ... One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake. No, at noonday in the bustle of man's work-time Greet the unseen with a cheer! Bid him forward, breast and back as either should be, "Strive and thrive!" cry "Speed, — fight on, fare ever There as here!
Page 241 - The flying rumours gather'd as they roll'd, Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told ; And all who told it added something new, ; And all who heard it made enlargements too , In every ear it spread, on every tongue it grew.
Page 252 - London displayed a blaze of light from one extremity to the other ; the illuminations extending, without any metaphor, from Hampstead and Highgate to Clapham, and even as far as Tooting, while the vast distance between Greenwich and Kensington presented the same dazzling appearance.
Page 243 - The Queen was in white and silver ; an endless mantle of violetcoloured velvet, lined with ermine, and attempted to be fastened on her shoulder by a bunch of large pearls, dragged itself and almost the rest of her clothes halfway down her waist.
Page 252 - When France in wrath her giant-limbs upreared, And with that oath, which smote air, earth, and sea, Stamped her strong foot and said she would be free, Bear witness for me, how I hoped and feared!
Page 246 - The instant the Queen's canopy entered, fire was given to all the lustres at once by trains of prepared flax that reached from one to the other. To me it seemed an interval of not half a minute before the whole was in a blaze of splendour. It is true that for that half minute it rained fire upon the heads of all the spectators, the flax falling in large flakes ; and the ladies, Queen and all, were in no small terror, but no mischief ensued.
Page 245 - It is true that for that half minute it rained fire upon the heads of all the spectators (the flax falling in large flakes) ; and the ladies, Queen and all, were in no small terror, but no mischief ensued. It was out as soon as it fell, and the most magnificent spectacle I ever beheld remained.

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