The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

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Macmillan and Company, 1901 - 850 Seiten
 

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Seite 837 - The man that lays his hand upon a woman, Save in the way of kindness, is a wretch Whom 'twere gross flattery to name a coward.
Seite 358 - ALTHOUGH I enter not, Yet round about the spot Ofttimes I hover ; And near the sacred gate, With longing eyes I wait, Expectant of her.
Seite 837 - I do not like thee, Dr. Fell ; the reason why I cannot tell,
Seite 71 - It is best to love wisely, no doubt : but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
Seite 701 - I see the truth in that man, as I do in his brother, whose logic drives him to quite a different conclusion, and who, after having passed a life in vain endeavours to reconcile an irreconcilable book, flings it at last down in despair, and declares, with tearful eyes, and hands up to Heaven, his revolt and recantation.
Seite xv - Many ladies have remonstrated and subscribers left me, because, in the course of the story, I described a young man resisting and affected by temptation. My object was to say, that he had the passions to feel, and the manliness and generosity to overcome them.
Seite 19 - A boy who construes 8 f and, instead of 8 « but, at sixteen years of age is guilty not merely of folly, and ignorance, and dulness inconceivable, but of crime, of deadly crime, of filial ingratitude, which I tremble to contemplate. A boy, sir, who does not learn his Greek play cheats the parent who spends money for his education. A boy who cheats his parent is not very far from robbing or forging upon his neighbour.
Seite 700 - ... than a laugh : if, plunged yourself in easy sensuality, you allow the whole wretched world to pass groaning by you unmoved : if the fight for the truth is taking place, and all men of...
Seite 346 - Healthy country tradesmen and farmers, in London for their business, came and recreated themselves with the jolly singing and suppers of the Back Kitchen; — squads of young apprentices and assistants, the shutters being closed over the scene of their labours, came hither, for fresh air doubtless; — rakish young medical students, gallant, dashing, what is called
Seite xiii - IF this kind of composition, of which the two years' product is now laid before the public, fail in art, as it constantly does and must, it at least has the advantage of a certain truth and honesty, which a work more elaborate might lose. In his constant communication with the reader, the writer is forced into frankness of expression, and to speak out his own mind and feelings as they urge him.

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