Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 15

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Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith
Richard Bentley, 1844 - Literature
 

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Page 194 - Well, do not swear: although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract to-night : It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden ; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be, Ere one can say — It lightens.
Page 273 - The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. Cade. Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment ? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man ? Some say, the bee stings ; but I say, 'tis the bee's wax, for I did but seal once to a thing, and I was never mine own man since.
Page 636 - How reverend is the face of this tall pile. Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads. To bear aloft its arched and ponderous roof, By its own weight made steadfast and immovable. Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold. And shoot a dullness to my trembling heart.
Page 626 - Talking of a London life, he said, " The happiness of London is not to be conceived but by those who have been in it. I will venture to say, there is more learning and science within the circumference of ten miles from where we now sit, than in all the rest of the kingdom.
Page 625 - We walked in the evening in Greenwich park. He asked me, I suppose, by way of trying my disposition, " Is not this very fine?" Having no exquisite relish of the beauties of nature, and being more delighted with " the busy hum of men," I answered " Yes, sir ; but not equal to Fleet-street." JOHNSON. "You are right, sir.
Page 580 - The cat comes bouncing on the floor. O for the heart of Homer's mice, Or gods to save them in a trice ! (It was by Providence they think, For your damn'd stucco has no chink.) " An't please your honour," quoth the peasant: "This same dessert is not so pleasant: Give me again my hollow tree, .A crust of bread, and liberty !
Page 275 - Rolls, the Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and the Chief Baron of the Exchequer...
Page 99 - CEREMONY UPON CANDLEMAS EVE. DOWN with the rosemary, and so Down with the baies and misletoe ; Down with the holly, ivie, all Wherewith ye drest the Christmas hall ; That so the superstitious find No one least branch there left behind : For look, how many leaves there be Neglected there, maids, trust to me, So many goblins you shall see.
Page 636 - Conspicuous scene ! another yet is nigh, (More silent far) where kings and poets lie; Where Murray (long enough his country's pride) Shall be no more than Tully or than Hyde...
Page 559 - Archangel ; but his face Deep scars of thunder had intrenched, and care Sat on his faded cheek ; but under brows Of dauntless courage, and considerate pride Waiting revenge.

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