Launcelot Widge

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Burgess, Stringer & Company, 1848 - English fiction - 140 pages
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Page 59 - In precipitate moments we should learn to say, " I am not now the man to give an opinion, or to take a single step." Method, as Mrs More says, is the very hinge of business ; and there is no method without punctuality.
Page 84 - And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
Page 30 - Hardenberg, LORD KINEDDER. — The following memoir of this eminent and accomplished person appeared immediately after hie death, and was generally understood to have been drawn up by his friend, Mr Hay Donaldson, writer to the Signet, who, in the course of a few weeks from the time of his Lordship's death, was destined to follow him to the grave, having only a short while previous to...
Page 8 - ... in his bills he made a great parade against all knowledge and the faculty and made a boast of his ignorance by stating what he thought a better plea in making his patients believe he was born a docter by being the seventh son of a parent who was himself a seventh son and the seventh son of a seventh son is reckond among the lower orders of people as [a] prodigy in medicine who is born to perform miracles so he readily got into fame...
Page 143 - THE TRIALS OF MARGARET LYNDSAY. By the Author of " Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life.
Page 76 - HEADS FOR A MORAL ESSAY, AND CONCLUDES WITH A VERY SAD ANNOUNCEMENT, RICHARD STRETCHER COMES IN AS COMFORTER WITH AN ASTOUNDING PROPOSAL. WHEN, on the following morning the young husband and wife, whom we left the previous night, as all late visitors ought to leave, at the proper moment, entered to a very late breakfast, they found Mr. Gabriel Widge already in the room, with the newspaper in his hand, and waiting their appearance.
Page 144 - THE LONDON SHILLING MAGAZINE." The story itself, as all delineations of character should ever be, is plain and unvarnished. In the career of ST. GILES, we trace the inevitable vagabondism, penury, strife and crime, attaching to a vast class — nay, the greater portion of the population of the British metropolis ; contrasted in the history of ST. JAMES, by the condition of those born to fine houses and clothes. — To rake out of the ashes of neglect and contumely — to exhibit in its true colors,...
Page 98 - J^ISBed out into the streets ; and having summoned a coach from the nearest stand, threw himself into the seat, and directed the driver to set him down at the corner of a certain lane in Bermondsey. Busily were his thoughts engaged about the business which 'had brought him out at this unusual hour...
Page 144 - ... as well as the pleasures, exhibit the dross as well as the gold of human existence. His opportunities for research and observation among the mazy, countless, and heterogenous masses forming the population of the mighty city of cities, have made his pen, like that of Dickens, the unerring reflector of the woe and gladness, poverty and wealth, humility and pride, depravity and virtue — of all the phases, in fine, which chequer the career of the crowded throng of humanity, abiding in that more...
Page 144 - ... no beacon to those wallowing in the slough of vice and despair ; to do this — to swiftly pencil the acts, trace the ruling passions of men — to follow the trail of vice and crime, from its lowest sink to its most refined limits, requires, indeed, the genius-stroke of a master. How far the author under consideration is capable of performing the task, the world knows pretty well. The pungent sallies of "Punch," the creation of a "Caudle," instance somewhat DOUGLASS JBRROLD'S powers of description,...

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