A sketch of the life and times of ... Sydney Smith

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1884 - 409 pages
 

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Page 2 - BEUVE, of the French Academy. Essays in Mosaic. By THOS. BALLANTYNE. My Uncle Toby; his Story and his Friends. Edited by P. FITZGERALD. Reflections ; or, Moral Sentences and Maxims of the Duke de la Rochefoucauld. Socrates : Memoirs for English Readers from Xenophon's Memorabilia. By EDW. LEVIEN. Prince Albert's Golden Precepts.
Page 6 - Poetry of Nature. Harrison Weir. Rogers' (Sam.) Pleasures of Memory Shakespeare's Songs and Sonnets. Tennyson's May Queen. Elizabethan Poets. Wordsworth's Pastoral Poems. " Such works are a glorious beatification for a poet.
Page 42 - It requires," he used to say, " a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding. Their only idea of wit, or rather that inferior variety of this electric talent which prevails occasionally in the North, and which, under the name of WUT, is so infinitely distressing to people of good taste, is laughing immoderately at stated intervals.
Page 298 - Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824 there set in a great flood upon that town ; the tide rose to an incredible height ; the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was threatened with destruction ! In the midst of this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house, with mop and...
Page 146 - PLYMLEY (PETER). -LETTERS ON THE SUBJECT OF THE CATHOLICS TO MY BROTHER ABRAHAM, WHO LIVES IN THE COUNTRY. By PETER PLYMLEY.
Page 5 - The Wild North Land; the Story of a Winter Journey with Dogs across Northern North America. Demy 8vo, cloth, with numerous Woodcuts and a Map, 4th Edition, iSs.
Page 10 - The Gentle Life. Essays in aid of the Formation of Character of Gentlemen and Gentlewomen. Tenth Edition. "Deserves to be printed in letters of gold, and circulated in every house."— Chambers' Journal. About in the World. Essays by the Author of "The Gentle Life.
Page 298 - I do not mean to be disrespectful ; but the attempt of the Lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion.
Page 2 - De Joinville's St. Louis, King of France. The Essays of Abraham Cowley, including all his Prose Works. Abdallah ; or the Four Leaves. By EDOUARD LABOULLAYE.
Page 93 - The object is, to give to children resources that will endure as long as life endures, — habits that time will ameliorate. not destroy,— occupations that will render sickness tolerable, solitude pleasant, age venerable, life more dignified and useful, and therefore death less terrible...

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