Miscellaneous Tales, and Sketches

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University Society, 1908 - 514 pages

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Page 299 - of which were to go out shooting, fishing, and so forth, and getting themselves into difficulties through their want of dexterity, would be the best means of introducing these. I objected, on consideration, that although born and partly bred in the country I was no great sportsman, except in regard of all kinds
Page 307 - Go you and call hither my fool" —all which prepare us for that affecting answer stammered forth at last by the knight in attendance: " Since my young lady's going into France, sir, the! fool hath much pined away." Mr. Macready's manner of turning off at this with an expression of half impatience, half ill-repressed emotion—'" No more of that, I have noted it
Page 299 - collected and published in two volumes, illustrated by my esteemed friend Mr. George Cruikshank), waited upon me to propose a something that should be published in shilling numbers—then only known to me, or, I believe, to any.- : body else, by a dim recollection of certain interminable novels in that form, which used, some
Page 308 - in deep simplicity as well as agony of pathos, that noble conception of shame as he hides his face on the arm of Goneril and says— Thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty, And thou art twice her
Page 298 - with gentle hand to close thine eyes? Oh what were life, if life were all? Thine eyes Are blinded by their tears, or thou wouldst see Thy treasures wait thee in the far-off skies, And Death, thy friend, will give them all to thee. HISTORY OF
Page 110 - previously expressed his opinion that if Ned' hadn't been a poor man, Nicholas, wouldn't have dared do it, hinted at the propriety of breaking the four-wheel chaise, or Nicholas's head, or both, which last compound proposition the crowd seemed to consider a very good notion. It was not acted upon, however, for it had
Page 195 - if his last tumble hadn't been into a wheelbarrow which was going his way, and humanely took him home. 'I foresee in this, ' says Tom's uncle faintly, and taking to his bed as he spoke—' I foresee in this,' he says, ' the breaking up of our profession. There's no more going
Page 104 - on horseback. This was one of the Circus people, who always came down to Mudfog at that time of the year, and who had been engaged by Nicholas Tulrumble expressly for the occasion. There was the horse, whisking his tail about, balancing himself on his hind-legs, and flourishing away with his fore-feet, in a
Page 300 - the figure of Pickwick. Seymour's first sketch," made from the proof of my first chapter, " was of a long, thin man. The present immortal one he made from my description of a friend of mine at Richmond.
Page 135 - this intelligence be true (and I have no reason to doubt it), your readers will draw such conclusions as their different opinions may suggest. . ,. , \.,\ ,.|., : / , , . " I write down these remarks as they occur to me, or as the facts come to my knowledge, in order that my first impressions may lose nothing of their original vividness.

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