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Page 590 - Partly on the ground I have assigned, perhaps; partly because, from my having no visible calling or business, it is rightly judged that I must be living on my private fortune: I am so classed by my neighbours; and by the courtesy of modern England, I am usually addressed on letters, &c. esquire,
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Page 590 - vast processions passed along in mournful pomp; friezes of never-ending stories, that to my feelings were as sad and solemn as if they were stories drawn from times before (Edipus, or Priam—before Tyre—before Memphis.
Page 590 - sincerely, that the quantity of claret, port, or “particular Madeira,” which, in all probability, you, good reader, have taken, and design to take, for every term of eight years during your natural life, may as little disorder your health as mine was disordered by
Page 588 - restless and unquiet spirit, are not there to trouble its sanctity. I dressed myself, took my hat and gloves, and lingered a little in the room. For the last year and a-half this room had been my
Page 588 - herself met with little but injuries in this world, stretched out a saving hand to me. Uttering a cry of terror, but without a moment's delay, she ran off into Oxford Street, and in less
Page 587 - At half after three I rose, and gazed with deep emotion at the ancient towers of ——, “drest in earliest light,” and beginning to crimson with the radiant lustre of a cloudless July morning. I was firm and
Page 590 - housekeeper.” And, as a scholar, and a man of learned education, and in that sense a gentleman, I may presume to class myself as an unworthy member of that indefinite body called
Page 590 - persons the collective majesty of a great people, had less power over my reverential feelings. I had also, though no great reader of history, made myself minutely and critically familiar with one period of English history, viz, the period of the Parliamentary War, having been attracted by the moral grandeur of some who figured in that day, and by the many interesting memoirs which