Fanny Dennison: A Novel, Volumes 1-2

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Colburn, 1852
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Page 307 - END OF VOL. I. LONDON : Printed by Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street.
Page 272 - ... and reprove mischiefs in government, so it is now put into my power to settle one. For the matters of liberty and privilege I purpose that which is extraordinary, and leave myself and succession no power of doing mischief, that the will of one man may not hinder the good of a whole country."1 Having made up his mind as to the course he should pursue, he presented a petition to the king for letters patent giving him a title to land in the western hemisphere, near to the settlement in Jersey. The...
Page 274 - ... you would indulge your feelings of kindness at the expense of your usefulness as the minister of your congregation. Do you believe that such gentlemen as I have named would be pleased, or rather that they would not be highly displeased, at seeing you do anything of the kind?" As he said these words, he rose from his chair, and paced up and down the room, his heart evidently swelling with indignation and pride. Then, losing his self-control, he said, passionately:— " There are men who join in...
Page 182 - He shifted his weight from one foot to the other, and then reached up, hooked his hands onto the ledge above the door, and stretched.
Page 194 - Odin, Grim, Ygg and All Father. He then drew forth from his breast a small phial and having set up a square stone beside him poured forth into the cup or hollow at the top liquid of a dark colour, which I imagined must be either blood or wine. This done, he seemed to fall to prayer afresh, but in so low a tone that I could not catch the words of his utterance with any distinctness. Then he leapt to his feet, lifted the axe, tossed it into the air, caught it as it fell and had vaulted upon the stallion's...
Page 270 - ... hate him ; and on the other, because they fear him; and his services to his Country (for which it appears to me that his worst actions were committed) are forgotten by both. Bennet, though of different politics, was sincere in his admiration of Bellendenus. MY DEAR FRIEND, Emanuel, Feb.
Page 261 - I was left an orphan at a very early age, and was brought up by a lady who was no relation to me.
Page 39 - I wish to express my thanks to you for the honour you have done me in asking me to read a paper before your Society to-night.
Page 261 - I fear it is not in my power to give you any substantial help, for I am already committed by promise to aid several educational movements in Ireland of a distinctively national character which must have the first claim on my sympathy and support. These are a training College in Donegal, an Irish school in Galway and a school in Dublin, St. Enda's...
Page 190 - ... wander about the streets for the sake of the animation, the crowds, and the lights ; or I would go half-price — a shilling — to the pit of a theatre ; or I would, also for a shilling, drop into a casino and sit in a corner and look on at the dancing. I was shy ; I looked much younger than my age ; I spoke to no one, and no one spoke to me. The thing was risky, but I came to no harm ; nor did 1 ever think much about the character of the people who frequented the places.

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