The Observer: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar Essays, Volume 3

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Page 5 - I will re" pay myfelf for the facrifice ; I will have the " fineft girls that money can purchafe — Money, " did I fay? What a found has that ! — Am I to " buy beauty with money, and cannot I buy " love too ? for there is no pleafure even in " beauty without love. I find myfelf gravelled " by this unlucky queftion : Mercenary love ! " that is nonfenfe ; it is flat hypocrify ; it is dif
Page 71 - ... the stairs. Then I found myself very cold from my feet as high as my middle, though I was not in great fear. I went into the bed betwixt the tenant and his man, and they complained of my being exceeding cold.
Page 65 - I presently took coach for Oxford. I am much your debtor, and in particular for your good intentions in relation to Mr. D., though that, as it has proved, would not have turned to my advantage. However, I am obliged to you upon that and other accounts, and if I had opportunity to shew it, you should find how much I am your faithful servant.
Page 16 - Gemellus was dismissed with a gentle admonition, that could hardly be construed into a rebuke. When the next holidays were in approach, Gemellus received the following letter from his brother :— ' BROTHER GEMELLUS, ' If you have duly repented of your behaviour to me, and will signify your contrition, asking pardon as becomes you for the violence you have committed, I will intercede with my father, and hope to obtain his permission for your coming home in the ensuing holidays '. if not, you must...
Page 279 - A neighbouring physician was called out of bed in the night to come to him with all haste in this extremity : he found him sitting up in his bed supported by pillows, his countenance full of horror, his breath struggling as in the article...
Page 69 - I desired him to unlock the door, for that I could not get in; then he got out of bed and opened the door, which was near, and went immediately to bed again. I went in three or four steps, and, it being a...
Page 151 - charity begins at home,' but this is no reason it should not go abroad: a man should live with the world as a citizen of the world ; he may have a preference for the particular quarter, or square, or even alley in which he lives, but he should have a generous feeling for the welfare of the whole...
Page 169 - Conquest upon her fingers without putting one out of place ; this appeared a prodigy to Clemens, and in the warmth of his heart he fairly told her...
Page 69 - I thought that was a trick or flam; he told me the reason why he did not call me was, that he was not able to speak or move. Friday night we lay as before, and Saturday night, and had no disturbance either of the nights. Sunday night I lay by myself in one room (not that where the man saw the apparition), and the tenant and his man in one bed in another room ; and betwixt twelve and two the man heard something walk in their room at the...
Page 71 - ... or fifty years old; the eyes half shut, the arms hanging down; the hands visible beneath the sleeve ; of a middle stature. I related this description to Mr. John Lardner, rector of Havant, and to Major Battin of Langstone in Havant parish ; they both said the description agreed very well to Mr. P. a former rector of the place, who has been dead above twenty years : upon this the tenant and his wife left the house, which has remained void since.

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