Miscellanies: Prose and Verse, Volume 4

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J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1866

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Page 360 - at his villa at Fulham ; and we often read in the papers of the rare doings going on there. Well, the pin certainly worked wonders; for, not content merely with making me a present of a ride in a countess's carriage, of a haunch of venison and two baskets of fruit, and the dinner at
Page 87 - you make a fool perceive that he is a fool ? Such a personage can no more see his own folly than he can see his own ears. And the great quality of Dulness is to be unalterably contented with itself. What myriads of souls are there of this admirable sort,—
Page 344 - I SAT on the back seat of the carriage, near a very nice young, lady, about my dear Mary's age—that is to say, seventeen and three quarters; and opposite us sat the old countess and her other granddaughter—handsome too, but ten years older. I recollect I had on that day my blue coat and brass
Page 378 - announce an event which I most deeply deplore. I mean the demise of the excellent Alderman Pash, one of our constituents. But if anything can console me for the loss of that worthy man, it is to think that his children and widow will receive, at eleven o'clock next Saturday, 5000Z. from my friend, Mr.
Page 403 - recommend the reader to consult that admirable chapter m the life of Mr. Pickwick, in which the same theme is handled, and which shows how silly it is to deprive honest men of the means of labour just at the moment when they most want it. What could I do ? There were one or two
Page 390 - porter, who had advanced every shilling to his master, and was now, with ten children, houseless and penniless in his old age. Captain Sparr was in this neighbourhood, but by no means so friendly disposed ; for while Gates touched his hat, as if I had been a lord, the little captain came forward threatening with
Page 381 - that we live, Titmarsh, my boy: ours is a happy, humble, Christian home, and that's all. Isabella, leave go my hand! " "Mamma, you mustn't do so before company, it's odious!" shrieked Miss B.; and mamma quietly let the hand fall, and heaved from her ample bosom a great large sigh. I felt a liking
Page 281 - flower long time I pined, Upon the solitary plain, And trembled at the angry wind, And shrunk before the bitter rain. And, oh ! 'twas in a blessed hour, A passing wanderer chanced to see And, pitying the lonely flower, To stoop and gather
Page 97 - gate of his hotel. Crump married Miss Budge, so well known to the admirers of the festive dance on the other side of the water as Miss Delancy; and they had one daughter, named Morgiana after that celebrated part in the Forty Thieves which Miss Budge performed with unbounded applause both at the Surrey and the
Page 330 - padlock), and slowly put it into my shirt. " Thank you, aunt," said I, with admirable raillery. "I shall always value this present for the sake of you, who gave it me; and it will recall to me my uncle, and my thirteen aunts in Ireland." "I don't want you to wear it in that way!

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