Society in the Country House

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T. F. Unwin, 1907 - Aristocracy (Social class) - 511 pages
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Page 156 - ... it will be known as it is, to your shame ; for there cannot be a greater reproach to a gentleman than to be accounted a liar.
Page 35 - As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies...
Page 280 - I have often said, and oftener think, that this world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel — a solution of why Democritus laughed and Heraclitus wept.
Page 349 - Stars and Garters, Lansdowne is refreshing his soul with the fancy and genius which he has found in odd places, and gathered to the marbles and pictures of his palace. Then he is an honest politician, a wise...
Page 360 - This sojourn was, I think, an important circumstance in my education. Nothing contributes more to nourish elevation of sentiments in a people, than the large and free character of their habitations.
Page 330 - And thus on many accounts it is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth.
Page 348 - I thought it but decent, between me and you, That the two other Houses should settle it too. I need not remind you how cursedly bad Our affairs were all looking, when Father went mad ; A strait waistcoat on him and restrictions on me, A more limited Monarchy could not well be.
Page 198 - As touching the kind of his death, whether he be saved or no," said Latimer, " I refer that to God. In the twinkling of an eye He may save a man, and turn his heart. What He did I cannot tell. And when a man hath two strokes with an axe, who can tell but between two strokes he doth repent?
Page 400 - Anecdotes in the book ; the one which made most impression on me was that of Reynolds, who is reported to have taken from the print of a half-penny ballad in the Street an effect in one of his Pictures which pleased him more than anything he had produced.
Page 201 - I will not die with a suit in my mouth to any King save to the King of Heaven.

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