Sayings and doings [by T.E. Hook

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Page 195 - God! that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains; that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts.
Page 256 - He'll never meet A, joy so sweet, In all his noon of fame, As when first he sung to woman's ear His soul-felt flame, And, at every close, she blushed to hear The one loved name.
Page 11 - And then he drew a dial from his poke, And, looking on it with lack-lustre eye, Says very wisely, "It is ten o'clock: Thus may we see...
Page 295 - Vice is a monster of such hideous mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen ; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace — are the results of ancient and modern experience.
Page 352 - ... accomplished prince in Europe annually evinces the gratification he feels in such sights, I am by no means disposed to disclaim. And merry was the jest, and gaily did the evening pass ; and Mr. Harding, surrounded by his youthful guests, smiled, and for a season forgot his care : yet, as he glanced round the room he could not suppress a sigh, when he recollected that in that very room his darling Maria had entertained her little parties on the anniversary of the same day in former years. Supper...
Page 303 - But if for me thou dost forsake Some other maid, and rudely break Her worshipped image from its base, To give to me the ruined place ; — Then, fare thee well — I'd rather make My bower upon some icy lake When thawing suns begin to shine, Than trust to love so false as thine...
Page 351 - Almighty, a universal amnesty is proclaimed; when the cheerful fire, and the teeming board announce that Christmas is come, and mirth and gratulation are the order of the day. It unfortunately happened, however, that to the account of Miss Wilkinson's marriage with George Harding, I am not permitted, in truth, to add that they left town in a travelling carriage and four, to spend the honeymoon. Three or four days...
Page 335 - Eliza about the gipsy ; and perhaps, till the " witching time" which I have attempted to define, he would not have mentioned the occurrence even had they been alone. Most certainly h'e did not think the less of the horrible vision ; and when the company had dispersed, and the affectionate couple had retired to rest, he stated the circumstance exactly as it had occurred, and received from his fair lady just such an answer as a prudent, intelligent, and discreet woman of sense would give to such a...
Page 345 - Maria should be apprized of and prepared for the meeting, the day previous to its taking place. Those who are parents, and those alone, will be able to understand the tender solicitude, the wary caution with which both her father and mother proceeded in a disclosure, so important as the medical men thought, to her recovery — so careful that the coming joy should be imparted gradually to their suffering child, and that all the mischiefs resulting from an abrupt announcement should be avoided. They...
Page 335 - ... while he had three or four soup-tickets in his pocket, was somewhat surprised that he had not consigned the bold intruder to the hands of the beadle, and ridiculing the impression which the hag's appearance seemed to have made upon her husband's mind, narrated a tour performed by herself with some friends to Norwood when she was a girl, and when one of those very women had told her fortune, not one word of which ever came true...

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