Real pearls in a false setting

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Saunders and Otley, 1839
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Page 138 - By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard, Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers, Armed in proof, and led by shallow Richmond.
Page 30 - ... window, regretting, seriously, that he could not have it out of both at the same time, so anxious was he to lose nothing of our charming island. At last an exclamation was heard, " By Gar, der is de Oxfort, de charmin seat of de science, him beautiful, veni, vidi, vici, vive le Roi !" " That ere French mounseer makes use of all the v's in the French lingo," said the coachman, as he threw a shilling to the gaping turnpike-keeper. Fast sped the Slapbang, and the noise of the wheels prevented my...
Page 1 - A's and B's your malice vent, While readers wonder whom you meant: A public or a private robber, A statesman, or a...
Page 268 - Antony; he hears no music: Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort As if he mocked himself, and .scorned his spirit That could be moved to smile at anything.
Page 23 - Don't be crabbed, old crumpet," produced a smile, and subsequent good fellowship. In the inside of the Slapbang were two other passengers, the one a French gentleman, Monsieur de Beaureste, travelling for his pleasure — felicity-hunting, if I may be allowed the expression — the other a Mr. Vernon, an undergraduate, studying for honours at the next Oxford boat-races. The French gentleman, with the politeness of a man of the world, did not wait for an introduction to his fellow-passengers ere...
Page 259 - And weepings heard where only joy has been ; When by his children borne, and from his door Slowly departing to return no more, He rests in holy earth with them that went before. And such is Human Life ; so gliding on, It glimmers like a meteor, and is gone...
Page 33 - To give her poor dog a bone; But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none. She went to the baker's To buy him some bread; When she came back The dog was dead.
Page 271 - Tis done — but yesterday a King ! And armed with Kings to strive — And now thou art a nameless thing : So abject — yet alive ! Is this the man of thousand thrones, Who strewed our earth with hostile bones, And can he thus survive ? Since he, miscalled the Morning Star, Nor man nor fiend hath fallen so far.
Page 9 - I've heard in my youth, You'll judge if it's serious or funny meant, i don't mean to vouch for its truth. Once a man ran away with the monument ; " Then off like a colt scamper'd he, The watchmen they miss'd it and follow'd it, So, lest he detected should be, He made but one gulp, and he swallow'd it.
Page 27 - ... amphibious warrior. The old gentleman advised the sergeant to try his luck with the " boatmen at Oxvurd, as vas a going to pull a match that ere wery evening.

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