The Ladies' Gift, Or, Souvenir of Friendship

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Phillips, Sampson, 1850 - Friendship - 324 pages

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Page 51 - And, having dropped the expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful: messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some, To him indifferent whether grief or joy.
Page 116 - Treatment the most barbarous followed this," said my companion; "a disbelief in my assertions, expressed contemptuously, marked all his answers to any request I made to him. The actions and conduct of my life were examined and discussed, until at length he sent me to the coast to live under the roof of his mother, while he was constantly domesticated with the vile partner of his gaieties and dissipations.
Page 70 - Brood not on insults or injuries old, For thou art injurious too, — Count not their sum till the total is told, For thou art unkind and untrue : And if all thy harms are forgotten, forgiven, Now mercy with justice is met...
Page 106 - She was tall — thin — pale; and there was a sweet expression in her countenance which I shall never forget ; it was mild and gentle, and seemed to be formed to its plaintive cast by suffering — and yet why should one so lovely be unhappy ? As the clock struck, we started. The sudden turn of the team...
Page 111 - You may rely upon me," said I, "that, so far as you may choose to trust me, you are safe; and you may believe, that any anxiety I may express to know more of circumstances which (whatever they are) so deeply affect you, arises from an interest which you had excited even before you spoke." " What would you think of a woman," said she, " who should open her heart to a stranger? or, what sympathy could sorrows excite, which might be told by her after an hour's acquaintance? No, no; let me remain unknown...
Page 51 - And bathed with many a tear : Fast falling o'er the primrose pale So morning dews appear. But, oh ! his sister's jealous care, A cruel sister she, Forbade what Emma came to say ;
Page 117 - Upon this last part of my fair friend's inquiry as to the lex talionis, I could have but one opinion to give, and agreed cordially in her view of a case to which, as it appeared to me, she had devoted some considerable portion of her attention. " But," said I, " you are now returning home?" " I am," replied the lady ; " because the rival I am doomed to bear with is no longer in London, and because the avocations of my husband will not permit him to visit Paris, whither she is gone. He thinks I am...
Page 109 - have you been living alone at Brighton so long ? " "Oil, no!" said the stranger; " my husband has only left me during the last few weeks, and has now summoned me home, being unable to rejoin me on the coast.
Page 132 - ... as often as I could, and to let them see as much of me as possible. I returned them my warmest thanks for their kindness, but named no day for my return, and wished them good night. I have not been there since. I called, indeed, once, and Charles called on me, but I have been little in London during the last season, and they have been much in the country. I could not have equitably maintained an intimacy with them, for I felt neutrality would be quite out of the question ; thus, although the...
Page 123 - ... that heart was doomed to beat. The moment arrived, and we reached the Elephant and Castle. The sudden check of Goodman's team took my poor Fanny by surprise, and threw her forward, so as to bring her somewhat in contact with myself; but the lamps of the coach had been lighted at Smithers-bottom, and we were in the dark, compared with objects without ; and never shall I forget the hurried scramble into which she

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