The Oxford Thackeray: With Illustrations, Issue 76, Volume 17

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H. Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1829

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Page 576 - There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophy.
Page 555 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep. All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night : how often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator...
Page 352 - One was the first ambassador whom the New World of Letters sent to the Old.
Page 358 - One paper I have read regarding Lord Macaulay says " he had no heart." Why, a man's books may not always speak the truth, but they speak his mind in spite of himself ; and it seems to me this man's heart is beating through every page he penned. He is always in a storm of revolt and indignation against wrong, craft, tyranny. How he cheers heroic resistance ; how he backs and applauds freedom struggling for its own ; how he hates scoundrels, ever so victorious and successful ; how he...
Page 354 - I had seen many pictures of his house, and read descriptions of it, in both of which it was treated with a not unusual American exaggeration. It was but a pretty little cabin of a place ; the gentleman of the press who took notes of the place, whilst his kind old host was sleeping, might have visited the whole house in a couple of minutes.
Page 353 - ... Europe. In that young community a man who brings home with him abundant European testimonials is still treated with respect (I have found American writers of wide-world reputation, strangely solicitous about the opinions of quite obscure British critics, and elated or depressed by their judgements) ; and Irving went home medalled by the king, diplomatized by the university, crowned and honoured and admired.
Page 352 - His new country (which some people here might be disposed to regard rather superciliously) could send us, as he showed in his own person, a gentleman, who, though himself born in no very high sphere, was most finished, polished, easy, witty, quiet ; and, socially, the equal of the most refined Europeans.
Page 586 - I have been surprised at the observations made by some of my characters. It seems as if an occult Power was moving the pen. The personage does or says something, and I ask, How the dickens did he come to think of that...
Page 348 - I would venture to lay any wager, of the lessons he had to learn for to-morrow; forgetful of mother waiting supper, and father preparing a scolding; absorbed utterly and entirely in his book. What was it that so fascinated the young student, as he stood by the river shore ? Not the Pans Asinorum.
Page 461 - ... to have that hand chopped off, bottled, and preserved in spirits. She was sitting up for me, very anxiously, as usual when I go out, because I am so domestic and steady, and was down at the door before I could ring at the gate, to which Boz kindly sent me in his own carriage. Poor girl ! what would she do if she had a wild husband instead of a tame one?

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