Social hours with celebrities: being the third and fourth volumes of "Gossip of the century,", Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Ward & Downey, 1898 - Europe
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Page 58 - Oh Rome ! my country ! city of the soul ! The orphans of the heart must turn to thee, Lone mother of dead empires ! and control In their shut breasts their petty misery. What are our woes and sufferance? Come and see The cypress, hear the owl, and plod your way O'er steps of broken thrones and temples, Ye ! Whose agonies are evils of a day — A world is at our feet as fragile as our...
Page 182 - ... inches from the top, and put the turnip on the middle of the top of the box. Then take four turnips of half the size, treat them in the same way, and put them on the corners of the box. Then take a considerable number of bulbs of the crown-imperial, the narcissus...
Page 244 - And I left him upon the fret — But he was called to soon after; and in he flew, and his face shone again, and looked smooth.
Page 93 - Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Page 175 - Fox on the subject ; that he cried ' by the hour ; that he testified the sincerity and violence of his ' passion and his despair by the most extravagant expressions and ' actions, rolling on the floor, striking his forehead, tearing his hair, ' falling into hysterics, and swearing that he would abandon the ' country, forego the Crown, sell his jewels and plate, and scrape ' together a competence to fly with the object of his affections to 'America.
Page 236 - The night silenced all but our divine doctor, who sometimes uttered things fit to be spoken in a season when all nature seems to be hushed and hearkening. I followed, gathering wisdom as I went, till I found, by my horse's stumbling, that I was in a bad road, and that the blind was leading the blind. So I placed my servant between the doctor and myself; which he not perceiving, went on in a most philosophical strain, to the great...
Page 234 - First rode the doctor on a tall steed, decently caparisoned in dark grey ; next, ambled Mrs Rolt on a hackney horse; . . . then followed your humble servant on a milk-white palfrey. I rode on in safety, and at leisure to observe the company, especially the two figures that brought up the rear. The first was...
Page 8 - Secretary having represented, that the perfection of several of the preparations is so exquisitely evanescent, that the delay of one minute, after their arrival at the meridian of concoction, will render them no longer worthy of men of taste ; Therefore, to ensure the punctual attendance of those illustrious gastrophilists, who, on grand occasions, are invited to join this high tribunal of taste— for their own pleasure and the benefit of their country — it is irrevocably resolved, ' That the...
Page 233 - ... used to ride, walk, and take sweet counsel together; a few days before he went away he carried Mrs. Rolt (of Hertfordshire) and myself, to Tunbridge, five miles from hence, where we were to see some fine old ruins; but the manner of the journey was admirable, nor did I, at the end of it, admire the object we went to observe more than the means by which we saw it ; and to give your Grace * a description of the place, without an account of our journey to it, would be contradicting all form and...
Page 1 - ... her, there's war on; go out and enjoy yourself, pet. That was the biggest mistake of my life. She started drinking and going out and enjoying herself. And I'd told her to." John has vague memories of his days living with the Stanleys, being looked after by his mother while Fred was at sea, although he could not have been more than four years old at the time. "One day my grandad took me for a walk to the Pier Head. I had a new pair of shoes on and they hurt me all the way. My grandad slit the...

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