Granby: A Novel, Band 1

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Henry Colburn, 1826 - 330 Seiten
 

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Seite 131 - There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond, And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit; As who should say, " I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my lips let no dog bark...
Seite 300 - As thistles wear the softest down, To hide their prickles till they're grown ; And then declare themselves and tear Whatever ventures to come near : So a smooth knave does greater feats Than one, that idly rails and threats, And all the mischief, that he meant, Does like a rattle-snake prevent.
Seite 74 - This guest of summer, The temple-haunting martlet, does approve By his loved mansionry that the heaven's breath Smells wooingly here : no jutty,* frieze, Buttress, nor coign* of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle : Where they most breed and haunt, I have observed...
Seite 113 - Je consens qu'une femme ait des clartés de tout : Mais je ne lui veux point la passion choquante De se rendre savante afin d'être savante; Et j'aime que souvent, aux questions qu'on fait, Elle sache ignorer les choses qu'elle sait : De son étude enfin je veux qu'elle se cache, Et qu'elle ait du savoir sans vouloir qu'on le sache, Sans citer les auteurs, sans dire de grands mots, Et clouer de l'esprit à ses moindres propos.
Seite ix - And in lewd slouth to wast his carelesse day; But in brave sprite it kindles goodly fire, That to all high desert and honour doth aspire, n.
Seite 205 - Why, i'faith, methinks she's too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise, and too little for a great...
Seite 297 - MI ward, refreshed and exhilarated by the air of morning, and interested with the scene around him. It was broad day-light, and he viewed the town under an aspect in which it is alike presented to the late retiring votary of pleasure, and to the early rising sons of business. He...
Seite 298 - There was little to break this solemn illusion. Around were the monuments of human exertion, but the hands which formed them were no longer there. Few, if any, were the symptoms of life. No sounds were heard but the heavy creaking of a solitary...
Seite 88 - She had been rather misled by her mother's word " dandy," and expected to view in him an excess of all the peculiarities of that numerous but decreasing tribe. She saw, therefore, with surprise, that he wore a dress in no respect distinguishable from that of ten thousand others ; that he had neither rings nor chains ; that his head was not fixed at any particular angle ; and that the quiet and almost careless tie of his cravat, plainly showed that he had neither studied " Neckclothiana," nor believed...
Seite 111 - In the art of cutting he shone unrivalled : he knew the " when," the " where," and the " how." Without affecting useless short-sightedness, he could assume that calm but wandering gaze, which veers, as if unconsciously, round the proscribed individual; neither fixing, nor to be fixed ; not looking on vacancy, nor on any one object,; neither occupied, nor abstracted ; a look which perhaps excuses you to the person cut, and, at any rate, prevents him from accosting you.

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