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

American Publishers Corporation, 1850
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Seite 304 - every quarter of the world—her couriers upon every road. Her officers march along with armies, and her envoys walk into statesmen's cabinets. They are ubiquitous. Yonder journal has an agent, at this minute, giving bribes at Madrid ; and another inspecting the price of potatoes in Covent Garden. Look ! here comes the Foreign
Seite 359 - for her had she never left her mistress. " No, I do not like thee, Dr. Fell; the reason why I cannot tell," continued Mr. Foker; " and he wants to be taken as my
Seite 299 - Street Clubs;—nay, senators English and Irish; and even members of the House of Peers. The bass singer had made an immense hit with his song of " The Body Snatcher," and the town rushed to listen to it. A curtain drew aside, and Mr. Hodgen appeared in the character of the Snatcher, sitting on a
Seite 310 - out your praise or plaint Meekly and duly. I will not enter there, To sully your pure prayer With thoughts unruly. But suffer me to pace Round the forbidden place, Lingering
Seite 230 - had laid, before it entered, a bridal veil in cut-paper, surmounted by a wreath of virginal orange-flowers. I stood at the door to watch the effect of this entry. It was but one cry of admiration. The three young ladies filled their glasses with the sparkling Ay, and carried me in a toast. I heard
Seite 251 - as you, the world would be intolerable; and I had rather live in a wilderness of monkeys, and listen to their chatter, than in a company of men who denied everything." " Were the world composed of Saint Bernards or Saint Dominies, it would be equally odious," said Pen, "and at the end of a few
Seite 59 - they will rush on their destiny when the doomed charmer makes her appearance. Or if they don't, and you don't. Heaven help you! As the gambler said of his dice, to love and win is the best thing, to love and lose is the next best.
Seite 23 - History or Herschel's Astronomy been put before Pen at this period, he would have looked through the volumes, meditated his opinion over a cigar, and signified his august approval of either author, as if the critic had been their born superior and indulgent master and patron. By the help of the Biographie
Seite 359 - Don't lay hands on a woman, sir. The man that lays his hand upon a woman, save in the way of kindness, is a—hallo

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