English Eccentrics and Eccentricities

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Chatto and Windus, 1875 - Eccentrics and eccentricities - 578 pages
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Page 550 - And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they •worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast ? who is able to make war with him?
Page 274 - I believe, towards the close of the last century, and the beginning of the present, sent out more living writers, in its proportion, than any other school.
Page 344 - I wrote and painted in ages of Eternity, before my mortal life, and those works are the delight and study of archangels. Why, then, should I be anxious about the riches or fame of mortality ? The Lord our Father will do for us and with us according to his Divine will, for our good.
Page 454 - Thou wast the daughter of my tuTor, law professor at the UNiversity of Gottingen, Niversity of Gottingen. Sun, moon, and thou, vain world, adieu, That kings and priests are plotting in ; Here doomed to starve on water gruEl, never shall I see the UNiversity of Gottingen, Niversity of Gottingen.
Page 550 - And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Page 326 - By the time the cayman was within two yards of me, I saw he was in a state of fear and perturbation ; I instantly dropped the mast, sprung up, and jumped on his back, turning half round as I vaulted, so that I gained my seat with my face in a right position. I immediately seized his fore legs, and, by main force, twisted them on his back ; thus they served me for a bridle.
Page 343 - Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your head's bare You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair.
Page 517 - Met my Lady Newcastle going with her coaches and footmen all in velvet ; herself, whom I never saw before, as I have heard her often described, for all the town-talk, is nowadays of her extravagancies, with her velvet cap, her hair about her ears; many black patches, because of pimples about her mouth ; naked-necked, without anything about it, and a black just-au-corps.
Page 550 - And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying : — " Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Page 420 - Lewis was fonder of great people than he ought to have been, either as a man of talent or as a man of fashion. He had always dukes and duchesses in his mouth, and was pathetically fond of any one that had a title. You would have sworn he had been a parvenu of yesterday, yet he had lived all his life in good society...

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