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Page 45 - A famous thing for his next heirs. He is your godfather, is not he ?' ' My godfather—no.' ' But you are always very much with them.' ' Yes, very much.' ' Ay, that is what I meant. He seems a good kind of old fellow enough, and has lived very well in his time, I dare say
Page 229 - to secure even his farther rise in that profession, would be, indeed, a throwing away, which she grieved to think of! Anne Elliot, so young; known to so few, to be snatched off by a stranger without alliance or fortune; or rather sunk by him into a state of
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Page 276 - The others will be here presently.' Captain Wentworth, however, came from his window, apparently not ill-disposed for conversation ; but Charles Hayter soon put an end to his attempts, by seating himself near the table, and taking up the newspaper; and Captain Wentworth returned to his window. Another minute brought another addition. The younger boy, a remarkably stout,
Page 353 - And yet, here are two gentlemen stuck up in it mightily at their ease, and looking about them at the rocks and mountains, as if they were not to be upset the next moment, which they certainly must be. I wonder where that boat was built!' laughing heartily—'I would not
Page 84 - Robertson, than if the genuine words of Caractacus, Agricola, or Alfred the Great.' ' You are fond of history!—and so are Mr. Allen and my father; and I have two brothers who do not dislike it. So many instances within my small circle of friends is remarkable ! At this rate,
Page 125 - seize it,—it contains many sheets of manuscript, —you hasten with the precious treasure into your own chamber; but scarcely have you been able to decipher, " Oh thou, whomsoever thou mayst be, into whose hands these memoirs of the wretched Matilda may fall,"—when your lamp suddenly expires in the socket, and leaves you in total darkness.'