Studies of a Biographer, المجلد 1

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Duckworth and Company, 1898

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الصفحة 152 - There methinks would be enjoyment more than in this march of mind, In the steamship, in the railway, in the thoughts that shake mankind.
الصفحة 203 - Now was excited his delight in rural pleasures, and his ambition of rural elegance : he began from this time to point his prospects, to diversify his surface, to entangle his walks, and to wind his waters ; which he did with such judgment and such fancy, as made his little domain the envy of the great, and the admiration of the skilful ; a place to be visited by travellers, and copied by designers.
الصفحة 157 - I was never summoned to attend even the ceremony of a lecture; and, excepting one voluntary visit to his rooms during the eight months of his titular office, the tutor and pupil lived in the same college as strangers to...
الصفحة 116 - ... continued advancing to the last — till he had acquired every advantage that high birth or title could bestow, except the precedence of going into a room; but, when he was there, he was treated with as much attention as the first man at the table. It is to the credit of Garrick that he never laid any claim to this distinction; it was as voluntarily allowed, as if it had been his birth-right. In this, I confess, I looked on David with some degree of envy, not so much for the respect he received,...
الصفحة 81 - Come hither, poor fellow, and patted his head : \ But now, when he's fawning, I, with a sour look, Cry, Sirrah...
الصفحة 260 - The tears into his eyes were brought. And thanks and praises seemed to run So fast out of his heart, I thought They never would have done. — I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.
الصفحة 206 - This prospect, which contains a semicircle of a hundred miles diameter, has an oceanic vastness, in which the eye loses itself; an almost boundless scene of cultivation; an animated, but confused mass of infinitely varied parts — melting gradually into the distant obscure from which emerges the amazing frame of the Pyrenees, rearing their silvered heads far above the clouds.
الصفحة 117 - If all this had happened to me, I should have had a couple of fellows with long poles walking before me, to knock down everybody that stood in the way. Consider, if all this had happened to Gibber or Quin, they'd have jumped over the moon. Yet Garrick speaks to us" (smiling). BOSWELL : " And Garrick is a very good man, a charitable man.
الصفحة 208 - Englishmen by showing that the heart of their own country could be as desolate as a Scottish moor. Young, however, approved what Cobbett has begun to dread, the application to agriculture of the same spirit which was creating the manufacturing system. His ideal was the improving landlord. He accepts Gulliver's maxim that the man who could make two blades of grass grow where one had grown before, could deserve more of his country than all the politicians put together. Young had, as he said, passed...
الصفحة 224 - Versailles. 1788 THE long journey I had last year taken in France suggested a variety of reflections on the agriculture and on the sources and progress of national prosperity in that kingdom; in spite of myself, these ideas fermented in my mind; and while I was drawing conclusions relative...

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