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Page 41 - Now forging scrolls, now foremost in the fight, Not quite a felon, yet but half a knight, The gibbet or the field prepared to grace ; A mighty mixture of the great and base.
Page 28 - What an odd situation and friendship is ours! — without one spark of love on either side, and produced by circumstances which in general lead to coldness on one side, and aversion on the other. She is a very superior woman, and very little spoiled, which is strange in an heiress — a girl of twenty — a peeress that is to be, in her own right — an only child, and a savante, who has always had her own way.
Page 64 - I will have nothing to do with your immortality ; * we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another.
Page 28 - ... who has always had her own way. She is a poetess — a mathematician — a metaphysician, and yet, withal, very kind, generous, and gentle, with very little pretension. Any other head would be turned with half her acquisitions, and a tenth of her advantages.
Page 25 - The cold in clime are cold in blood, Their love can scarce deserve the name ; But mine was like the lava flood That boils in ./Etna's breast of flame.
Page 18 - Way wode on this infortunate girl. Report continues to say, that on finding out what the object of their journey was, and who was the miserable sufferer, you immediately interfered; and on some delay in obeying your orders, you were obliged to inform the leader of the escort, that force should make him comply; — that, on...
Page 18 - The new governor, unaccustomed to have the same intercourse with the Christians as his predecessor, had of course the barbarous Turkish ideas with regard to women. In consequence, and in compliance with the strict letter of the Mahommedan law, he ordered this girl to be sewed up in a sack, and thrown into the sea, — as is, indeed, quite customary at Constantinople.
Page 53 - By Heaven ! it is a splendid sight to see ( For one who hath no friend, no brother there) Their rival scarfs of mix'd embroidery, Their various arms that glitter in the air...
Page 33 - Twould soothe to take one lingering view, And bless thee in my last adieu ; Yet wish I not those eyes to weep For him that wanders o'er the deep ; Though wheresoe'er my bark may run, I love but thee, I love but one.
Page 37 - My hopes are limited to the arrangement of my affairs, and settling either in Italy or the East (rather the last), and drinking deep of the languages and literature of both. Past events have unnerved me; and all I can now do is to make life an amusement, and look on while others play.