British Letters Illustrative of Character and Social Life, Volume 3

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Edward Tuckerman Mason
G. P. Putnam's sons, 1888 - Authors, English
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Page 222 - He is retired as noontide dew, Or fountain in a noon-day grove ; And you must love him, ere to you He will seem worthy of your love...
Page 32 - And my final resolve was, a tour to the Lakes. I set out with Mary to Keswick, without giving Coleridge any notice, for' my time, being precious, did not admit of it. He received us with all the hospitality in the world, and gave up his time to show us all the wonders of the country.
Page 26 - For my part, with reference to my friends northward, I must confess that I am not romance-bit about Nature. The earth, and sea, and sky (when all is said) is but as a house to dwell in. If the inmates be courteous, and good liquors flow like the conduits at an old coronation, if they can talk sensibly and feel properly, I have no need to stand i.
Page 130 - A , addressing himself to me at that moment, informed me that I had a great deal. Supposing that I could not be possessed of such a treasure without knowing it, I ventured to confirm my first assertion, by saying, that if I had any I was utterly at a loss to imagine where it could be, or wherein it consisted. Thus ended the conference. Mr G squeezed me by the hand again, kissed the ladies, and withdrew.
Page 61 - I have been these six weeks, and still am, at my dairy-house, •which joins to my garden. I believe I have already told you it is a long mile from the castle, which is situate in the midst of a very large village, once a considerable town, part of the •walls still remaining, and has not vacant ground enough about...
Page 130 - I had not that influence for which he sued ; and which, had I been possessed of it, with my present views of the dispute between the Crown and the Commons, I must have refused him, for he is on the side of the former.
Page 128 - We were sitting yesterday after dinner, the two ladies and myself, very composedly, and without the least apprehension of any such intrusion in our snug parlour, one lady knitting, the other netting, and the gentleman winding worsted, when to our unspeakable surprise a mob appeared before the window ; a smart rap was heard at the door, the boys halloo'd, and the maid announced Mr. Grenville.
Page 27 - I have passed all my days in London, until I have formed as many and intense local attachments as any of you mountaineers can have done with dead Nature. The lighted shops of the Strand and Fleet Street ; the innumerable trades, tradesmen, and customers, coaches...
Page 67 - I sit with all the windows and the door wide open, and am regaled with the scent of every flower in a garden as full of flowers as I have known how to make it. We keep no bees, but if I lived in a Hive I should hardly hear more of their music. All the bees in the...
Page 277 - I dreamed that being in a house in the city, and with much company, looking towards the lower end of the room from the upper end of it, I descried a f1gure which I immediately knew to be Milton's.

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