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Page 103 - 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 132 - ... her seat And centre in the breast, We may be wise, or rich, or great, But never can be blest. It is a source of consolation in the troubles of life to believe in a particular providence, and to trace in the connection of the past events of the individual life proofs of a divine superintendence. There's a Divinity doth shape our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.
Page 50 - One, — what a rapture is his. Who in moonlight and music thus sweetly may glide O'er the Lake of Cashmere, with that One by his side ! If woman can make the worst wilderness dear. Think, think what a heaven she must make of Cashmere...
Page 99 - I seen breeches and boots fit so marvellously well as those which enqase his slender, well-turned limbs. Of course, he sleeps in them, and they are cleaned on his person, as such a fit cannot possibly be made ' to take off.' The man himself is moulded to be a horseman, and when mounted can, perhaps, make more of the animal that carries him, both as to action and appearance, than any other equestrian in London.
Page 202 - Swindling. At one time I had lost more than it appeared possible I should ever be able to pay, and I went on in sheer desperation, feeling for the first time in my life that I was a swindler at keart.
Page 205 - ... through the hearts of our senators, pleading for a world's welfare, have not despised to cheer the echoing hound in the depths of Barkby Holt, to swell the gladdening holloa that cheers away a fine old fox from his impervious lair in the thickest corner of Glen Gorse.
Page 160 - a mount' was in itself an anticipation of success, and who that remembers the ideal laurels which ' going well' through ' a fine run,' confers upon the brow of imaginative twenty -one, will refuse to sympathize with my feelings of exhilaration and excitement, as I descended the stairs to partake of that merriest of meals, a...
Page 88 - St. Agatha clears the two with a tremendous rush, and, after one of the finest races on record, is landed a winner by a neck, the Hospodar filly second, and Queen of the May a moderate third I What a facer!
Page 114 - ... the South I cannot say, but I suppose that was the understanding. Mr. DOOLITTLE. The supposition ought not to go down. Mr. DAVIS. I think the impression made upon his mind, considering the position he occupied, is legitimate. The answer was allowed to remain as given by the witness. The WITNESS. Here I may as well state, once for all, that I do not believe John Brown would intrust to any man, no matter how intimate his friendship might be, more than barely sufficient of his schemes to secure...
Page 260 - Remembering the old adage, that a spur in the head is worth two on the heel...

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