THE NEWCOMES. MEMOIRS OF A MOST RESPECTABLE FAMILY

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Page 10 - He was a man, take him for all in all, We shall not look upon his like again: I know that statement's not original: What statement is, since Shakspere?
Page 743 - gainst time and age hath ever spurned, But spurned in vain; youth waneth by increasing. Beauty, strength, youth are flowers but fading seen; Duty, faith, love are roots, and ever green. His helmet now shall make a hive for bees, And, lovers...
Page 774 - At the usual evening hour the chapel bell began to toll, and Thomas Newcome's hands outside the bed feebly beat time. And just as the last bell struck a peculiar sweet smile shone over his face, and he lifted up his head a little, and quickly said, 'Adsum!
Page 11 - And shouldering his stick, and scowling round at the company of scared bacchanalians, the indignant gentleman stalked away, his boy after him. Clive seemed rather shamefaced ; but I fear the rest of the company looked still more foolish. " Aussi que diable venait-il faire dans cette galere?
Page 732 - Tomb, with its grotesque carvings, monsters, heraldries, darkles and shines with the most wonderful shadows and lights. There he lies, Fundator Noster, in his ruff and gown, awaiting the great Examination Day.
Page 102 - ... a gay sight was the road in merry England in those days, before 'steam-engines arose and flung its hostelry and chivalry over. To travel in coaches, to drive coaches, to know coachmen and guards, to be familiar with inns along the road, to laugh with the jolly hostess in the bar, to chuck the pretty chambermaid under the chin, were the delight of men who were young not very long ago.
Page 197 - He heard opinions that amazed and bewildered him : he heard that Byron was no great poet, though a very clever man ; he heard that there had been a wicked persecution against Mr. Pope's memory and fame, and that it was time to reinstate him ; that his favorite, Dr.
Page 6 - It was in the days of my own youth, then, that I met one or two of the characters who are to figure in this history, and whom I must ask leave to accompany for a short while, and until, familiarized with the public, they can make their own way.
Page 733 - I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Page 198 - Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight. The tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart.

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