Manoeuvring ; Almeria ; and, Vivian (Tales of fashionable life) (Google eBook)

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Whittaker and Company, 1848
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Page 93 - That keep me from myself, and still delay Life's instant business to a future day ; That task which, as we follow or despise, The eldest is a fool, the youngest wise ; Which done, the poorest can no wants endure ; And...
Page 16 - WILL you hear a Spanish lady, How she woo'd an English man ? Garments gay, as rich as may be, Deck'd with jewels had she on ; Of a comely countenance and grace was she ; And by birth and parentage of high degree. As his prisoner there he kept her, In his hands her life did lie ; Cupid's bands did tie...
Page 74 - All thy false mimic fooleries I hate ; For thou art Folly's counterfeit, and she Who is right foolish hath the better plea ; Nature's true idiot I prefer to thee. Why that soft languish ? Why that 'drawling tone ? Art sick, art sleepy ? Get thee hence : begone. I laugh at all thy pretty baby tears, Those flutt'rings, faintings, and unreal fears.
Page 3 - For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme, Nor take her tea without a stratagem ; Presides o'er trifles with a serious face ; Important by.
Page 102 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Page 234 - This lady's flattery, therefore, lost all its power to charm, but yet it became necessary to Almeria ; and even when she knew that she was duped, she could not part with Mrs. Ingoldsby, because it was not in her power to supply the place of a flatterer with a friend. — A friend ! that first blessing of life, cannot be bought — it must be deserved. Miss, or as she must now be called Mrs. Almeria Turnbull, is still alive — probably at this moment haunting some place of public amusement, or stationary...
Page 134 - And its oh ! dear what will become of me ? Oh ! dear what shall I do ? Nobody coming to marry me, Nobody coming to woo.
Page 74 - Thy lisping prattle and thy mincing gait, All thy false mimic fooleries I hate, For thou art Folly's counterfeit, and she Who is right foolish hath the better plea ; Nature's true Idiot I prefer to thee.— CUMBERLAND.
Page 256 - ... for me!— in most cases — and that easy style of originality, which shows the true gentleman.— As to morals Lidhurst, walk on my boy as to morals, I confess I couldn't bear to see any thing of the Joseph Surface about him. A youth of spirit, must, you know, Mr. Vivian excuse me, lady Mary, this is an aside — —be something of a latitudinarian to keep in the fashion — not that I mean to say so exactly to Lidhurst — No, no! — on the contrary, Mr. Russell it is our cue, as well as...
Page 9 - Young Hermes next, a close contriving god, Her brows encircled with his serpent rod ; Then plots and fair excuses fill'd her brain, The views of breaking amorous vows for gain, The price of favours, the designing arts That aim at riches in contempt of hearts ; And for a comfort in a marriage life, The little, pilfering temper of a wife.

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