The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Band 3

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1879

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Seite 348 - 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 69 - It is best to love wisely, no doubt : but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. Some of us can't : and are proud of our impotence too. At the end of his speech, Pen again kissed the imperial hand with rapture — and I believe it was at this very moment, and while Mrs.
Seite 335 - 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 239 - ... it. But she had dark eyebrows. She had long black eyelashes, which veiled beautiful brown eyes. She had such a slim waist, that it was a wonder to behold ; and such slim little feet, that you would have thought the grass would hardly bend under them. Her lips were of the colour of faint rosebud1;, and her voice warbled limpidly over a set of the sweetest little pearly teeth ever seen.
Seite 348 - Kneel, undisturb'd, fair Saint ! Pour out your praise or plaint Meekly and duly ; I will not enter there, To sully your pure prayer With thoughts unruly.
Seite 147 - 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 41 - Pen said. " She's speaking." She began her business in a deep sweet voice. Those who know the play of the " Stranger " are aware that the remarks made by the various characters are not valuable in themselves, either for their sound sense, their novelty of observation, or their poetic fancy. Nobody ever talked so. If we meet idiots in life, as will happen, it is a great mercy that they do not use such absurdly fine words. The Stranger's talk is sham, like the book he reads, and the hair he wears,...
Seite 413 - When nobody was near, our little Sylphide, who scarcely ate at dinner more than the six grains of rice of Amina, the friend of the Ghouls in the Arabian Nights, was most active with her knife and fork, and consumed a very substantial portion of mutton cutlets : in which piece of hypocrisy it is believed she resembled other young ladies of fashion. Pen and his uncle declined the refection, but they admired the dining-room with fitting compliments, and pronounced it " very chaste," that being the proper...

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