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“Lizzie Leigh” is one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s short stories. I found this a little depressing and at times somewhat melodramatic. The title character is not the heroine of the piece. She is a fallen ... Read full review
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Page 481 - THE SCIENCE OF ETHICS : an Essay upon Ethical Theory, as Modified by the Doctrine of Evolution. Demy 8vo. i6s. A HISTORY OF ENGLISH THOUGHT IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Page 471 - One day — it was aunt Fanny who told me all this about my poor mother, long after her death — as the sisters were sitting together, aunt Fanny working, and my mother hushing Gregory to sleep, William Preston, who was afterwards my father, came in. He was reckoned an old bachelor ; I suppose he was long past forty, and he was one of the wealthiest farmers thereabouts, and had known my grandfather well, and my mother and my aunt in their more prosperous days. He sat down, and began to twirl his...
Page 489 - LITTLE DINNER AT TIMMINS'S: CORNHILL TO CAIRO. Illustrated by the Author, JP ATKINSON, and WJ WEBB. CHRISTMAS BOOKS. Illustrated by the Author and RICHARD DOYLE.
Page 449 - Bridget Fitzgerald, of Coldholme, whom he once encountered while staying with me at Starkey Manor-house. I remember that the meeting seemed to have produced some extraordinary effect upon his mind, as though he had suddenly discovered some connection which she might have had with his previous life. I beg you to let me know if I can be of any further service to you.
Page 482 - Memoirs. WIT AND HUMOUR: Selected from the English Poets. A JAR OF HONEY FROM MOUNT HYBLA : or, Sweets from Sicily in Particular, and Pastoral Poetry in General. TABLE TALK. To which are added IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS OF POPE AND SWIFT.
Page 482 - LECTURES ON THE ENGLISH HUMOURISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. By WM Thackeray. PAUL THE POPE AND PAUL THE FRIAR. By TA Trollope. THE ROSE-GARDEN. By the Author of 'Unawares.' CHRONICLES OF DUSTYPORE. A Tale of Modern Anglo-Indian Society. By the Author of 'Wheat and Tares.
Page 15 - Susan shut him out; and then, gently extricating the dead child from its mother's arms, she could not resist making her own quiet moan over her darling. She tried to learn off its little placid face, dumb and pale before her.
Page 476 - ... came husky and short, and yet it dismayed me ; it seemed so weird and strange, in that noiseless expanse of black darkness. Suddenly the air was filled thick with dusky flakes, my face and hands were wet with snow. It cut me off from the slightest knowledge of where I was, for I lost every idea of the direction from which I had come, so that I could not even retrace my steps ; it hemmed me in, thicker, thicker, with a darkness that might be felt. The boggy soil on which I stood quaked under me...