Early Days Recalled

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Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1891 - Authors, English - 203 pages
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Page 81 - Beauty can little execution do Unless she borrows half her arms from you. . . . " Hence with her sister arts, shall dancing claim An equal right to universal fame ; And Isaac's Rigadoon shall live as long As Raphael's painting, or as Virgil's song.
Page 77 - in Ten, Crown Office Row. Good-bye, old rooms, where we chummed years, without a single fight, Far statelier sets of chambers will arise upon your site ; More airy bedrooms, wider panes, our followers will see, And wealthier, wiser tenants, the Bench may find than we; But lighter hearts or truer, I'll defy the
Page 26 - He loved to strike and even to startle. He knew that decision is the greatest element of effect, and he uttered his opinions with all the decision he could throw into them, never so well pleased as when he astonished any one by their audacity.
Page 26 - The impression he gave was that of boundless strength, together with talents which, combined with such apparent force of will and character, seemed capable of dominating the world.
Page 110 - Rare is the privilege of any man who, having fourteen years ago rendered to his country one signal and splendid service, now again within the same brief span of life, decorated neither by rank nor title, bearing no mark to distinguish him from the people whom he loves, has been permitted once more to perform a great and memorable service to his Sovereign and to his country.
Page 80 - up, and regret that you had ever lived to see him or me. " It appears, however, that you have been— " ' To his faults a little blind, And to his virtues very kind.'
Page 77 - Thrust, of a sudden, in her hand, and straightway bade to cook. What silver laughs, what silver songs, from those old walls would flow, Could they give out all they drank in at Ten, Crown Office Row ! Some of those tuneful voices will never sound again, And some
Page 14 - a penny, we shall send books to the library, or a contribution to the school, all our neighbours being quite anxious to pay, though not willing to fraternize. I shall send cravats as a badge to the ' Gordon Volunteers.' " I enclose a letter from Eothen * about Paris,
Page 39 - Farewell ! the pleasant social page Is read; but ye remain Examples of ennobled age, Long life, without a stain ; A lesson to be scorned by none, Least by the wise and brave, Delightful as the winter sun That gilds this open grave.

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