What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Adrienne afraid amusing Annie Grace Annie seemed Annie's asked ball Beech Bessy cathedral cere cerned certainly chat Christy colour course cried culverin daughter Dear Sir delighted Diana's Crescent dress Edinburgh Review father fleet French garden girl glad Grange Hall hand hand-bolt happy haycocks head over heels hear Heywood Hooper hope ington James Heywood Jessy ladies laughing letters lived look ma'am Madame Latouche mamma marriage married ment mind Miss Fraser Miss Grace Miss Pointington Molly morning mother nephew never nice old gentleman old house old place Owlswood papa perhaps pleasant Pointing poor Portsmouth pretty Robina roof Scotland secret sedan chair sermon sister smiling sometimes soon sure talk tears tell there's thing thinking of Stillsome thought tion told took uncle verin voice wish words write Young Clayton
Page 55 - I AM not one who much or oft delight To season my fireside with personal talk, Of friends, who live within an easy walk, Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight : And, for my chance-acquaintance, ladies bright, Sons, mothers, maidens withering on the stalk, These all wear out of me, like forms with chalk Painted on rich men's floors, for one feast-night Better than such discourse doth silence long, Long, barren silence, square with my desire...
Page 56 - Better than such discourse doth silence long, Long, barren silence, square with my desire ; To sit without emotion, hope, or aim, In the loved presence of my cottage-fire, And listen to the flapping of the flame, Or kettle whispering its faint undersong.
Page 82 - Sprodburgh to his meat*; And for a night, and for a day, His horse shall have both corn and hay, And no man shall ask him where he goeth away.
Page 10 - I mean the press. It is a curious fact, that in the year of the Armada, Queen Elizabeth caused to be printed the first gazettes that ever appeared in England; and I own, when I consider that this mode of rousing a national spirit was then absolutely unexampled, that she could have no assurance of its efficacy from the precedents of former times, I am disposed to regard her having recourse to it as one of the...
Page 70 - Abused mortals, did you know Where joy, heart's ease, and comfort grow, ¡ You'd scorn proud towers, And seek them in these bowers ; Where winds, perhaps, sometimes our woods may shake, But blustering care can never tempest make.