Specimens of the Novelists and Romancers: With Critical and Biographical Notices of the Authors

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R. Griffin, 1827 - 424 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 239 - The blood and spirits of Le Fevre, which were waxing cold and slow within him, and were retreating to their last citadel, the heart, — rallied back...
الصفحة 238 - said my uncle Toby firmly. ' ' A-well-o'-day, do what we can for him," said Trim, maintaining his point, "the poor soul will die." " He shall not die, by G— ," cried my uncle Toby. The Accusing Spirit, which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in, and the Recording Angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word, and blotted it out for ever.
الصفحة 234 - Twas well said of thee, Trim, said my uncle Toby. But when a soldier, said I, an' please your reverence, has been standing for twelve hours together in the trenches, up to his knees in cold water, — or engaged, said I, for months together in long and dangerous marches; — harassed, perhaps, in his rear to-day; — harassing others to-morrow; detached here; — countermanded there; — resting this night out upon his arms; — beat up in his shirt the next; — benumbed in his joints; — perhaps...
الصفحة 233 - I was answered, an' please your Honour, that he had no servant with him; that he had come to the inn with hired horses, which, upon finding himself, unable to proceed (to join, I suppose, the regiment), he had dismissed the morning after he came. If I get better, my dear...
الصفحة 28 - Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part. And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art, Which, without passing through the judgment, gains The heart, and all its end at once attains.
الصفحة 30 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
الصفحة 237 - In the second place, for which, indeed, thou hast the same excuse, continued my uncle Toby, — when thou offeredst him whatever was in my house — thou shouldst have offered him my house too. — A sick brother officer should have the best quarters, Trim ; and if we had him with us — we could tend and look to him : — Thou art an excellent nurse...
الصفحة 235 - If you are Captain Shandy's servant, said he, you must present my thanks to your master, with my little boy's thanks along with them, for his courtesy to me; — if he was of Leven's — said the lieutenant. — I told him your honour was — Then...
الصفحة 237 - Dendermond to itself — to be relieved or not by the French king, as the French king thought good; and only considered how he himself should relieve the poor lieutenant and his son. That kind BEING, who is a friend to the friendless, shall recompence thee for this. Thou hast left this matter short...
الصفحة 172 - By this time my curiosity began to abate, and my appetite to increase : the company of fools may at first make us smile, but at last never fails of rendering us melancholy ; I therefore pretended to recollect a prior engagement, and, after having...

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