The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy, Band 9


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Seite 95 - It is best to love wisely, no doubt : but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
Seite 150 - I am not surprised at young or old falling in love with her," said the Major, " and frankly must tell you, that though I was very angry with my poor nephew Arthur, when I heard of the boy's passion — now I have seen the lady I can pardon him any extent of it. By George, I should like to enter for the race myself, if I weren't an old fellow and a poor one.
Seite 197 - ... empty, except on Thursdays, when the farmers put up there, and their tilted carts and gigs make a feeble show of liveliness in the place, or on Petty Sessions, when the magistrates attend in what used to be the old cardroom. On the south side of the market rises up the church with its great gray towers, of which the sun illuminates the delicate carving ; deepening the shadows of the huge buttresses, and gilding the glittering windows and flaming vanes.
Seite 77 - In love with such a little ojus wretch as that stunted manager of a Bingley ?" She bristled with indignation at the thought. Pen explained it was not of her he spoke, but of Ophelia of the play. " Oh, indeed ; if no offence was meant, none was taken : but as for Bingley, indeed, she did not value him — not that glass of punch." Pen next 'tried her on • Kotzebue. " Kotzebue ? who was he ? " — " The author of the play in which she had been performing so admirably.
Seite 4 - ... those alive who remembered having seen his name painted on a board, which was surmounted by a gilt pestle and mortar over the door of a very humble little shop in the city of Bath, where Mr. Pendennis exercised the profession of apothecary and surgeon ; and where he not only attended gentlemen in their sickrooms, and ladies at the most interesting periods of their lives, but would condescend to sell a brown-paper plaster to a farmer's wife across the counter,' — or to vend toothbrushes, hair-powder,...
Seite 128 - for there the women go and the men are not missed. But when a gentleman is sur ses terres, he must give an example to the country people : and if I could turn a tune, I even think I should sing. The Duke of St. David's, whom I have the honor of knowing, always sings in the country, and let me tell you, it has a doosed fine effect from the family pew.
Seite 196 - Clavering westwards towards the sea — the place appears to be so cheery and comfortable that many a traveller's heart must have yearned towards it from the coach-top, and he must have thought that it was in such a calm friendly nook he would like to shelter at the end of life's struggle.
Seite 216 - Ah, sir - a distinct universe walks about under your hat and under mine — all things in nature are different to each - the woman we look at has not the same features, the dish we eat from has not the same taste to the one and the other - you and I are but a pair of infinite isolations, with some fellow-islands a little more or less near to us.
Seite 253 - ... fellow got no small reputation. We have mentioned that he exhibited a certain partiality for rings, jewellery, and fine raiment of all sorts ; and it must be owned that Mr. Pen, during his time at the university, was rather a dressy man, and loved to array himself in splendour. He and his polite friends would dress themselves out with as much care in order to go and dine at each other's rooms, as other folks would who were going to enslave a mistress.

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