Pelham; or, The adventures of a gentleman [by E.G.E.L. Bulwer-Lytton]. (Google eBook)

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Page 204 - I can give not what men call love, But wilt thou accept not The worship the heart lifts above And the Heavens reject not, The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow...
Page 22 - At his own wonders, wondering for his bread. *Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the uninjured ear.
Page 18 - She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Page 78 - Sir; perhaps you think I should not class myself among gentlemen; and yet I have as good a right to the name as most of the set. I belong to no trade I follow no calling: I rove where I list, and rest where I please: in short, I know no occupation but my indolence, and no law but my will. Now, Sir, may I not call myself a gentleman ? " " Of a surety ! " quoth I. " You seem to me to hold a middle rank between a half-pay captain and the king of the gipsies.
Page 7 - MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ., FRS Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II.; comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev.
Page 83 - Too candid by half," thought I. "This man is certainly a rascal ; but what is that to me? I shall never see him again;" and true to my love of never losing an opportunity of ascertaining individual character, I observed that I thought such an acquaintance very valuable, especially if he were in trade ; it was a pity, therefore, for my sake, that my companion had informed me that he followed no calling. " Why, sir," said he, " I am occasionally in Smplovment : my nominal profession is that of a broker.
Page 7 - ... concerning ancient manners and customs, the progress of arts and sciences, and the various branches of antiquity, we have never seen a mine so rich as these volumes. The variety of Pepys' tastes and pursuits led him into almost every department of life.
Page 6 - It connects, in many instances, the new with the old nobility, and it will in all cases show the cause which has influenced the revival of an extinct dignity in a new creation. It should be particularly noticed, that this new work appertains nearly as much to extant as to extinct persons of distinction; for though dignities pass away, it rarely occurs that whole families do.
Page 84 - I was intended for a silversmith," answered my friend, " but Providence willed it otherwise; they taught me from childhood to repeat the Lord's Prayer; Heaven heard me, and delivered me from temptation, there is, indeed, something terribly seducing in the face of a silver spoon!

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