Household Words, Volume 8

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Bradbury & Evans, 1854 - English literature
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Page 120 - There is but one stage more. This stage is turbulent and troublesome; it is a short one. But you may consider, it will soon carry you a very great way. It will carry you from Earth to Heaven. And there you shall find a great deal of cordial joy and comfort.
Page 70 - King, who never could be straightforward and plain, through one single day or through one single sheet of paper, wrote a letter to the Lords, and sent it by the young Prince of Wales, entreating them to prevail with the Commons that: 'That unfortunate man should fulfil the natural course of his life in a close imprisonment.
Page 129 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Page 289 - No man can tell but he that loves his children how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges. Their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society...
Page 264 - Alas, poor woman ! she beg my pardon : I beg hers with all my heart. Take back that answer to her.
Page 312 - ... during their lives and the life of the survivor of them; and that the sole and full exercise of the regal power be only in and executed by the said prince of Orange...
Page 427 - ... dealt one or two sharp blows to the nearest, with a look of savage enjoyment on his face as they moved away whimpering and crying. An instant after, his expression of countenance had changed. " Here!" said he, drawing out a handful of money, partly silver, partly copper, and throwing it into the midst of them. "Scramble for it! fight it out, my lads! come this afternoon, at three, to the ' George,' and I'll throw you out some more.
Page 431 - He belonged to a club of gentlemen who met there occasionally to play at whist, to read what few newspapers and magazines were published in those days, to chat about the market at Derby, and prices all over the country. This Tuesday night it was a black frost; and few people were in the room. Mr Davis was anxious to finish an article in the...
Page 260 - Ossory, was so persuaded of his guilt, that he said to him at court, even as he stood beside the king, " My lord, I know very well that you are at the bottom of this late attempt upon my father ; but I give you warning, if...
Page 429 - Oh ! how she would stand and envy the careless, busy motion of half-a-dozen children, and then, when observed, move on with a deep, deep sigh of yearning regret ! But it was as well It was noticed that Mr. Higgins was remarkably careful of his health. He ate, drank, took exercise, rested, by some secret rules of his own ; occasionally bursting into an excess, it is true, but only on rare occasions — such as when he returned from visiting his estates in the South, and collecting his rents. That...

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