Gardenhurst, Volume 1

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Chapman & Hall, 1867 - English fiction
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Page 267 - Twas then great Marlborough's mighty soul was proved, That, in the shock of charging hosts unmoved, Amidst confusion, horror, and despair, Examined all the dreadful scenes of war: In peaceful thought the field of death surveyed, To fainting squadrons sent the timely aid, Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage.
Page 230 - Phoebus' fiery car : The youth rush eager to the sylvan war, Swarm o'er the lawns, the forest walks surround, Rouse the fleet hart, and cheer the opening hound. Th...
Page 248 - Debt." Nurse, cherish, never cavil away, the wholesome horror of DEBT. Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness. Man hazards the condition, and loses the virtues, of freeman, in proportion as he accustoms his thoughts to view, without anguish and shame, his lapse into the bondage of debtor. Debt is to man what the serpent is to the bird; its eye fascinates, its breath poisons, its coil crushes sinew and bone, its jaw is the pitiless grave. If you mock my illustration,...
Page 82 - There came from me a sigh of pain Which I could ill confine ; I looked at her, and looked again : And did not wish her mine...
Page 283 - ... contented. He has not enough to procure for himself the position or the pleasures to which he aspires, and he is always on the alert for an opening, without over much scrupulosity as to the quarter in which it may be offered or the means by which it may be seized. Not that the needy man in general would perpetrate an act of downright dishonesty; but his wants, whether fancied or real, and the urgency of his desire to gratify them, combine to blunt delicacy of feeling and sense of honour. He differs...
Page 33 - Miscellanies. WHERE aged elms in many a goodly row Give yearly shelter to the constant crow, A mansion stands. — Long since the pile was rais'd, Whose Gothic grandeur the rude hind amaz'd ; For the rich ornament on every part Confess'd the founder's wealth and workman's art : Tho...
Page 66 - If there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, it is not even a step from the absurd to the ludicrous and amusing.
Page 171 - The expression had a strong effect on the mind of the person to whom it was addressed...

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