Henrietta Temple: A Love Story

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Baudry's European Library, 1837 - English fiction - 330 pages
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Page 4 - Walsingham was advanced to the dignity of a baron of the realm, by the title of Lord Armine, of Armine, in the county of Nottingham.
Page 140 - It is at the foot of woman that we lay the laurels that, without her smile, would never have been gained : it is her image that strings the lyre of the poet, that animates our voice in the blaze of eloquent faction, and guides our brain in the august toils of stately councils.
Page 45 - ... dreams. Hence so many unhappy marriages, so many prostituted pens, and venal politicians ! It hath a small beginning, but a giant's growth and strength. When we make the monster we make our master, who haunts us at all hours, and shakes his whip of scorpions for ever in our sight. The slave hath no overseer so severe. Faustus, when he signed the bond with blood, did not secure a doom more terrific.
Page 45 - Ferdinand Armine had passed the Rubicon. He was in debt. If youth but knew the fatal misery that they are entailing on themselves the moment they accept a pecuniary credit to which they are not entitled, how they would start in their career ! how pale they would turn ! how they would tremble, and clasp their hands in agony at the precipice on which they are disporting! Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime ; it taints the course of life in all its dreams.
Page 55 - ... not shine, he lets go the rudder, and glories when his barque descends into the bottomless gulf. Yes ! it was this mighty passion that now raged in the heart of Ferdinand Armine, as, pale and trembling, he withdrew a few paces from the overwhelming spectacle, and leant against a tree in a chaos of emotion.
Page 265 - The world cannot rob us of that, and if it be better to live than to die, it is better to live in a good humour than a bad one- If a man be convinced that existence is the greatest pleasure, his happiness may be increased by good fortune, but it will be essentially independent of it.
Page 122 - How many an official portfolio would never have been carried, had it not been for her sanguine spirit and assiduous love ! How many a depressed and despairing advocate has clutched the great seal, and taken his precedence before princes, borne onward by the breeze of her inspiring hope, and illumined by the sunshine of her prophetic smile ! A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces ; and, without such a muse, few men can succeed in life —...

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