Half a Million of Money: A Novel, Volume 2

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B. Tauchnitz, 1865
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Page 76 - For which payment to be well and faithfully made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals. Dated this day of , in the year of...
Page 48 - That she grew a noble lady, And the people loved her much. But a trouble weighed upon her, And perplexed her night and morn, With the burden of an honour Unto which she was not born.
Page 13 - ... Dupanloup and Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet in the tone in which, as we have already seen, he wrote about them some years later. I saw him again just three days after the famous Seize Mai. He much condemned the action of the Government, as tending to throw France quite unnecessarily into new adventures. At the same time he did not feel at all sure that the Republicans were not over confident in being persuaded that France would support them. Universal suffrage, he said, is a creature little understood,...
Page 76 - March in each and every year, without any deduction or abatement whatsoever except property or income tax, then and in such case the above written bond or obligation shall be void; but otherwise the same shall be and remain in full force and virtue.
Page 76 - ... of our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our respective seals. Dated .... which I have left blank, sir, not knowing when the signatures will be made.
Page 76 - Bankers and copartners in the sum of five thousand pounds of lawful British money to be paid to the said...
Page 41 - FICTION. [NOVEL; ROMANCE.] FICTIONS (in Law) have been somewhat quaintly defined to be " those things that have no real essence in their own body, but are so acknowledged and accepted in law for some especial purpose." These especial purposes are various. The law, it is said (by which we must understand those who for the time are the interpreters of it), shall never make any fiction but for necessity, and in avoidance of a mischief. (Coke's
Page 340 - ... production of that hybrid microbe with which the pages of sensational fiction swarm, which is known as the mixed metaphor. I took up in the smoking-room of a steamer not long ago a novel called " Half a Million of Money," by Miss Amelia B. Edwards. I opened to a page on which was this sentence: — Trefalden cast a hasty glance about the room, as if looking for some weapon wherewith to slake the hatred that glittered in his eye.
Page 67 - mid our London Cries. " Why did not Martin in his Act Insert some punishment to suit This crime of being hourly rack'd To death by some melodious Brute ? * "And which in Transpontia hath its chosen home. The oldest inhabitant of Brudenell Terrace confessed to never having known the hour of any day (except Sunday) when some native of Parma or Lucca was not to be heard grinding his slow length along from number one to number twentyour.
Page 31 - ... pleasant Surrey hills, the steam hung in the damp air for a quarter of a mile behind the flying train, and the plumy elms that came in places almost to the verge of the line, looked ghost-like and shadowy, It was such a day as French authors love to describe when they write of England and the English — a day when the air is heavy and the sky is grey, and Sir Smith (young, rich, handsome, but devoured with the spleen) goes out and cuts his throat on Primrose Hill.