The Idler, Svazek 12

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Chatto & Windus, 1898
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Strana 411 - Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
Strana 352 - And I, what I seem to my friend, you see: What I soon shall seem to his love, you guess: What I seem to myself, do you ask of me? No hero, I confess. XII. Tis an awkward thing to play with souls, And matter enough to save one's own: Yet think of my friend, and the burning coals He played with for bits of stone!
Strana 711 - You may judge of my astonishment at his effrontery, in accusing you. You are, I trust, too fully convinced of the entire confidence which I place in you, to imagine that such an accusation has made any impression on me, or that if it had, I should have sent you this paper. You will observe the sincerity of this honest man, who only accuses those in my service, and not one of his own party.
Strana 676 - Our present type of society is, in many respects, one of the most horrible that has ever existed in the world's history — boundless luxury and self-indulgence at one end of the scale, and at the other a condition of life as cruel as that of a Roman slave, and more degraded than that of a South Sea Islander.
Strana 438 - I then exercised my sovereign right and gave orders to hoist a flag of truce. I claim the entire responsibility of that act. The immolation of 60,000 men could not have saved France, and the sublime devotion of her chiefs and soldiers would have been uselessly sacrificed. We obeyed a cruel but inexorable necessity. My heart was broken, but my conscience was tranquil.
Strana 467 - Having been compelled by his necessities to contract debts, and hunted, as is supposed by the terriers of the law, he retired to a public house on Tower Hill, where he is said to have died of want; or, as it is related by one of his biographers, by swallowing, after a long fast, a piece of bread which charity had supplied. He went out, as is reported, almost naked, in the rage of hunger, and finding a gentleman in a neighbouring coffee-house, asked him for a shilling. The gentleman gave him a guinea;...
Strana 336 - Not having been able to die in the midst of my troops, it only remains for me to place my sword in the hands of your Majesty.
Strana 82 - The effect of this manoeuvre was so ludicrous, I could hardly help laughing ; had Mr. Nicholls been there he certainly would have laughed out. Looking up at the gallery and seeing only the broad backs of the singers presented to their audience was excessively grotesque. There is a well-meaning but utterly inactive clergyman at Filey, and Methodists flourish.
Strana 332 - The air was on fire. Shells fell on roofs, and struck masses of masonry which crashed down upon the pavements. " I do not understand," said the bewildered Emperor — " why the enemy continues his fire. I have ordered the white flag to be hoisted. I hope to obtain an interview with the king of Prussia, and may succeed in obtaining advantageous terms for the army.
Strana 104 - Louis has received his baptism of fire. His coolness was admirable; he was not in the least degree excited. . . . We were in the front, the balls and bullets fell at our feet. Louis has kept a ball that fell near him. Some of the soldiers wept on seeing how calm he remained. We had only one officer and ten men killed. — NAPOLEON.

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