The Memoirs (chiefly Autobiographical) from 1798 to 1886 of Richard Robert Madden

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Ward & Downey, 1891 - 328 pages
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Page 43 - Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
Page 138 - I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano ; A stage, where every man must play a part, And mine a sad one.
Page 258 - Do you grant to make no laws but such as shall be to the honour and glory of God, and to the good of the commonwealth, and that the same shall be made by the consent of your people, as hath been accustomed ? "
Page 5 - ... idea of any gradation except that of pounds, shillings, and pence. I walked out one morning to avoid the perpetual altercations on the subject, with my mind, you may imagine, in no very enviable temperament. I fell into the gloom to which, from my infancy, I had been occasionally subject. I had a family for whom I had no dinner ; and a landlady for whom I had no rent.
Page 187 - I visited my poor friend a few weeks before his death, and found him evidently sinking, in the last stage of disease of the kidneys, complicated with spinal complaint. The wreck only of the beau D'Orsay was there. He was able to sit up and to walk, though with difficulty and evidently with pain, about his room, which was at once his studio, reception room, and sleeping apartment. He burst out crying when I entered the room, and continued for a length of time so much affected that he could hardly...
Page 310 - to the lives of the wise, What opposite maxims we find ! Here sad Heracloitus despondingly cries, While Democritus laughs at mankind. ' Yet as long as my stay in this planet extends, To follow them both I propose : With one, may I weep for my suffering friends — With the other, I'll laugh at my foes." O'Callaghan's acquaintance with the forgotten bye-ways of ancient literary research was probably unrivalled. As a writer (quoted in this Magazine, vol. xv., page 249) says : — " He knew almost...
Page 186 - About seven D'Orsay called, whom I had not seen for long. He was much improved, and looking ' the glass of fashion and the mould of form' — really a complete Adonis — not made up at all. He made some capital remarks, all of which must be attended to. They were first impressions and sound. He bounded into his cab, and drove off like a young Apollo with a fiery Pegasus. I looked after him. I like to see such specimens.
Page 97 - Westward the Star of Empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, The fifth shall close the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 5 - ... enviable temperament. I fell into the gloom to which, from my infancy, I had been occasionally subject. I had a family for whom I had no dinner ; and a landlady for whom I had no rent. I had gone abroad in despondence — I returned home almost in desperation. When I opened the door of my study, where Lavater alone could have found a library, the first object which presented itself was an immense folio of a brief, twenty golden guineas wrapped up beside it, and the name of Old Bob Lyons marked...
Page 82 - Africa ; that he steered eastwardly in the day time, because the negroes could tell his course by the sun, but put the vessel about in the night. They boxed about some days in the Bahama Channel, and were several times near the islands, but the negroes would not allow her to enter any port. Once they were near Long Island, but then put out to sea again, the Spaniards all the while hoping they might fall in with some ship of war that would rescue them from their awkward situation. One of the Spaniards...

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