Patronage, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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J. Johnson and Company, 1814 - 431 pages
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One family, the Falconers, attempt to rise through patronage rather than merit; the Percys do the opposite, fitting sons for professions and daughters for education and usefulness rather than showy ... Read full review

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A fascinating book by a very interesting writer, where the reader can see the English novel taking shape as a genre. The title of the book - Patronage - describes its essential focus. Patronage is ... Read full review

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Page 292 - Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
Page 281 - From gems, from flames, from orient rays of light The richest lustre makes her purple bright; And she to-morrow weds; the sporting gale Unties her zone, she bursts the verdant veil; Through all her sweets the rifling lover flies, And as he breathes, her glowing fires arise. " Let those love now, who never loved before; Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Page 298 - ... persevering exertion to emerge from their obscurity. Seebright was now become an inefficient being, whom no one could assist to any good purpose. Alfred, after a long, mazy, fruitless conversation, was convinced that the case was hopeless, and., sincerely pitying him, gave it up as irremediable. Just as he had come to this conclusion, and had sunk into silence, a relation of his, whom he had not seen for a considerable time, entered the room, and passed by without noticing him. She was so much...
Page 101 - Rosamond, however, returned a few minutes afterwards, to complain that Mr, Barclay had not made efforts enough to persuade Caroline to listen to him. " If he had been warmly in love, he would not so easily have given up hope. ' None, without hope, e'er lov'd the brightest fair ; * But Love can hope, where Reason should despair.' " That, I think, is perfectly true,

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