Motley: Prose and Verse: Grave and Gay

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James Blackwood, 1865 - 104 páginas
 

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Página 90 - Her venerable father followed. He stood before her in speechless misery. An effort was made to speak, but his tongue clave to the roof of his mouth, and the lips quivered with excitement. She seized his hand and saluted it, and broke the silence which it was so hard to endure. ' Father, my dear father' It has pleased the great Disposer of all events, that you should commit my spirit into his hands.
Página 9 - LET dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For 'tis their nature too.
Página 82 - ... had been through his proofs, seen this to press, and forwarded copies to unsuspecting, and, as it turned out, unsympathising, families about G , a small place not very far from Newcastle : — To the inhabitants of G and its neighbourhood. The present age is teeming with advantages which no preceding era in the history of mankind has afforded to the human family. New schemes are projecting to enlighten and extend civilisation, Railways have been projected and carried out by an enterprising and...
Página 82 - ... preceding Era in the history of mankind has afforded to the human family. New schemes are projecting to enlighten and extend civilisation, Railways have been projected and carried out by an enterprising and spirited nation, while Science in its gigantic power (simple yet sublime) affords to the humane mind so many facilities to explore its rich resources, the Seasons roll on in their usual course producing light and heat, the vivifying rays of the Sun, and the fructifying influences of nature...
Página 45 - I'LL sing you a fine new song, though its subject's out of date, Of a fine old standard tragedy, that was once pronounced first-rate, To which our great-great-grandmothers would go in all their state, And drag their time out drearily, for 'twas " legitimate," Was this fine old standard tragedy, all of the olden time.
Página 100 - fashion. The step is a very decided one ; but, though usually regarded .as difficult, yet a little boldness and address is all that is required to make the gentleman a rapid proficient. The steps are...
Página 81 - Voltaire's," and dovetailed into a panegyric of Messrs. Aaron and Son's Reversible Paletots ; or we may have applauded the clever logician who- so clearly demonstrates, that as Napoleon's bilious affection frequently clouded his judgment in times of greatest need, the events of the present century, and the fate of nations, would have been reversed, had that great man only been persuaded to take two boxes of Snooks's Aperient Pill, price Is. l^rf., with the government stamp on a red ground (see Advt.).
Página 104 - CRACKERS FOR PARTIES. THE Lord Mayor always draws his own coach. It is one of his duties as a mare. The author of The Lily and the Bee is the Warren who "does" the poetry for the blacking advertisements. It is bootless to speak of the polish of his style. The Morning Herald is generally regarded among newspapers as the cock of the walk. The " King-maker " Earl of Warwick, of Henry the Sixth's time, was the old original
Página 101 - I REMEMBER, I remember, We the mistletoe hung high On a cold night in December, When the Christmas Eve drew nigh ; I remember, from the ceiling How its gleaming berries shone On the pretty girls there squealing, As I kiss'd them ev'ry one ! I remember, I remember, How the mistletoe hung high On that cold night in December ; And the tale that hangs thereby. Then the dancing, then the dancing, And the waving hair all tress'd ; And the bright eyes brighter glancing When the little waist was press'd...

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