Thaddeus of Warsaw, Volume 3

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805 - Poland
 

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Page 40 - She had no conception, or, at best, a faint one, that a breach of the marriage-vow could be an outrage on the laws of Heaven. The word Sin has been gradually banished the oligarchy of fashion, from the hour in which Charles the Second and his profligate court trod down piety with hypocrisy — to this day, when the new philosophy, having accomplished its total outlawry, denounced it a rebel to decency and the freedom of man. Thus the Christian religion...
Page 60 - Certainly none to me ! To Poland, to my struggling country, I sacrificed my wealth as I would have sacrificed my life, if she had required it. My country is no more; and we are wanderers on a burdened earth, finding no refuge but in the hearts of the humane and virtuous." The passion and force of these words could not fail of reaching the ears of Thaddeus. Mary's attention followed them to their object, by the heaving of whose breast she plainly discovered the anguish of their effect. Her heart beat...
Page 20 - There she gathered wisdom from real philosophers ; and in the society of our best living poets, cherished an enthusiasm for all that is great and good. On these evenings Sir Robert Somerset's house reminded the visitor of what he had read or imagined of the School of Athens. He beheld, not only sages, soldiers, statesmen, and poets, but intelligent and amiable women. And in this rare assembly did the beautiful Mary imbibe that steady reverence of virtue and talent, which no intermixture with the...
Page 234 - You see, madam, what disgrace your ridiculous conduct to that vagabond foreigner has brought on our family ! This bad girl has followed your example, and done worse; she has fallen in love with him !" Shocked, and trembling at so rude an accusation, Miss Beaufort was unable to speak.
Page 41 - ... gradually banished the oligarchy of fashion, from the hour in which Charles the Second and his profligate court trod down piety with hypocrisy — to this day, when the new philosophy, having accomplished its total outlawry, denounced it a rebel to decency and the freedom of man. Thus the Christian religion being driven from the haunts of the great, pagan morality is raised from that prostration where, Dagon-like, it fell at the feet of the Scriptures, and is again erected as the idol of adoration....
Page 7 - I am sorry for that, Lascelles," cried BerriagtoD, measuring the puppy with his good-natured eye; "for these Magog men are terrible objects to us of meaner dimensions IA substitute shines brightly as a king, until a king be by." " Why, my lord, you do not mean to compare me with such a low fellow as this ? I don't understand, Lord Berrington " " Bless me, gentlemen !" cried Miss Dundas, frightened at the angry looks of the little honourable, " why, my lord, I thought you hated squabbles?
Page 190 - ... pictures put into leather cases. Having examined the gold of the miniatures and the other trinkets, Mr. Burket declared, on the word of an honest man, he could not give more than fifteen pounds. With difficulty Thaddeus stifled as torturing a sigh as ever distended his breast, while he said — " I will take it. I only implore you to be careful of the things ; trifling as they are, circumstances with which they were connected render them valuable to me." " You may depend on me, sir," replied...

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