The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from the Spectator

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American Book Company, 1892 - 148 sayfa
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Sayfa 48 - thought of for the polishing and civilizing of mankind. It is certain the country people would soon degenerate into a kind of savages and barbarians, were there not such frequent returns of a stated time, in which the whole village meet together with their best faces, and in their cleanliest habits, to converse
Sayfa 136 - and was extremely puzzled to think what would become of Pyrrhus. When Sir Roger saw Andromache's obstinate refusal to her lover's importunities, he whispered me in the ear, that he was sure she would never have him ; to which he added, with a more than ordinary vehemence, " You can't imagine, sir, what 'tis to have
Sayfa 19 - that he is rather beloved than esteemed. His tenants grow rich, his servants look satisfied, all the young women profess love to him, and the young men are glad of his company: when he comes into a house he calls the servants by their names, and talks all
Sayfa 23 - so short in such a year. In a word, all his conversation and knowledge has been in the female world: as other men of his age will take notice to you what such a minister said upon such and such an occasion, he will tell you when the Duke of Monmouth
Sayfa 135 - and mended their pace behind me, in proportion as I put on to get away from them. You must know," continued the knight with a smile, " I fancied they had a mind to hunt me; for I remember an honest gentleman in my neighborhood, who was served such a trick in King Charles II.'s
Sayfa 20 - 1 that he fills the chair at a quarter-session with great abilities, and three months ago, gained universal applause by explaining a passage in the game-act. The gentleman next in esteem and authority among us, is another bachelor, who is a member of the Inner Temple;
Sayfa 134 - MY friend Sir Roger de Coverley, when we last met together at the Club, told me, that he had a great mind to see the new tragedy 2 with me, assuring me at the same time, that he had not been at a play these twenty years. " The last I saw," said Sir Roger, "was 'The Committee,
Sayfa 124 - with such an air of cheerfulness and good humor, that all the boys in the coffee-room (who seemed to take pleasure in serving him) were at once employed on his several errands, insomuch that nobody else could come at a dish of tea, till the knight had got all his conveniences about him. L.
Sayfa 127 - Nothing material happened in the remaining part of our journey, till we were set down at the west end of the Abbey. As we went up the body of the church, the knight pointed at the trophies upon one of the new monuments, and cried out, "A brave man, I warrant him!" Passing afterwards by Sir Cloudsly Shovel,
Sayfa 127 - upon his knees; and, concluding them all to be great men, was conducted to the figure which represents that martyr to good housewifery, who died by the prick of a needle. Upon our interpreter's telling us, that she was a maid of honor to Queen Elizabeth,

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