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Page 226 - Tis from high life high characters are drawn : A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn ; A judge is just, a chancellor juster still ; A gownman learn'd ; a bishop what you will ; Wise if a minister ; but if a king, More wise, more learn'd, more just, more every thing.
Page 360 - Westphalia ham of a morning, ride over hedges and ditches on borrowed hacks, come home in the heat of the day with a fever, and (what is worse a hundred times) with a red mark on the forehead from an uneasy hat — all this may qualify them to make...
Page 369 - Nor good, nor bad, nor fools, nor wise ; They would not learn, nor could advise : Without love, hatred, joy, or fear, They led — a kind of — as it were : Nor wish'd, nor car'd, nor laugh'd, nor cried- : And so they liv'd, and so they died.
Page 398 - Lady Suffolk in the spleen, Runs laughing up to tell the Queen. The Queen, so gracious, mild, and good, Cries, 'Is he gone ! 'tis time he should.
Page 385 - that it was too small to live in, and too large to hang to one's watch;" and more sober critics have pronounced it ill suited to our climate or modes of life.
Page 189 - But she that drew the greatest number of eyes, was indisputably Lady Orkney.* She exposed behind, a mixture of fat and wrinkles; and before, a very considerable protuberance which preceded her. Add to this, the inimitable roll of her eyes, and her grey hairs, which by good fortune stood directly upright, and 'tis impossible to imagine a more delightful spectacle.
Page 270 - If your health and other duties allow your accession to this request (for the recommendation of the work to the booksellers is quite a secondary consideration, of minor importance in Mr. Rossetti's estimation, and I have, besides, explained to him how very limited...
Page 264 - ABOUT two hours before you were born I got my giddiness, by eating a hundred golden pippins at a time at Richmond ; and when you were four years and a quarter old, bating two days, having made a fine seat about twenty miles...
Page xlvi - I SAID to my heart between sleeping and waking, Thou wild thing, that always art leaping or aching, What black, brown, or fair, in what clime, in what nation, By turns has not taught thee a pit-a-pat-ation ? Thus accus'd, the wild thing gave this sober reply: See the heart without motion, tho