The Tale Book: Second Series

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Baudry's European Library, 1835 - Short stories - 423 pages

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Page 33 - I loved display, and, above all, I threw all control far from me. Who could control me in Paris ? My young friends were eager to foster passions which furnished them with pleasures. I was deemed handsome — I was master of every knightly accomplishment. I was disconnected with any political party. I grew a favourite with all : my presumption and arrogance was pardoned in one so young: I became a spoiled child. Who could control me ? not the letters and advice of Torella — only strong necessity...
Page 125 - And it came to pass, when King Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying lay hold on him. And his band, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
Page 117 - Slave, I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die : I think, there be six Richmonds in the field; Five have I slain to-day, instead of him : — A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Page 30 - I pass, like night, from land to land; I have strange power of speech ; That moment that his face I see, I know the man that must hear me: To him my tale I teach.
Page 275 - Beauteous in a wilderness, Who, praying always, prays in sleep. And, if she move unquietly, Perchance, 'tis but the blood so free Comes back and tingles in her feet. No doubt, she hath a vision sweet. What if her guardian spirit 'twere, What if she knew her mother near? But this she knows, in joys and woes, That saints will aid if men will call: For the blue sky bends over all!
Page 116 - Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. " Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Page 169 - That refusal," continued the lady, " my poor mother could not forgive ; she never did forgive it, and I believe that her anger is still over me, for what I have since suffered seems like a curse. My mother's disapprobation of my refusal of this desirable match had a complicated origin. She believed, and rightly too, that I discarded her favourite, not only upon the negative feeling of indifference or dislike towards him, but because I secretly preferred another. She was right " " And you " " Stay,"...
Page 125 - Adoni-bezek said, Three-score and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me.
Page 163 - still flourishes ; in that, is the principal scene of my embarrassment laid ; and to that admirable, neat, and expeditious equipage must I endeavor to attract your attention for some ten minutes. It was one day in the autumn of 1829, just as the Pavilion clock was striking three, that I stepped into Mr. Goodman's coach. In it, I found already a thin stripling enveloped in a fur pelisse, the only distinguishing mark of whose sex was a tuft of mustachio on his upper lip. He wore a travelling-cap on...
Page 38 - ... fellow-creatures, battling, how hopelessly, with annihilation. Methought I saw them struggling — too truly did I hear their shrieks, conquering the barking surges in their shrill agony. The dark breakers threw hither and thither the fragments of the wreck : soon it disappeared. I had been fascinated to gaze till the end: at last I sank on my knees — I covered my face with my hands : I again looked up ; something was floating on the billows towards the shore. It neared and neared. Was that...

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