Harper's Novels, 1권

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Harper & Bros., 1843

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25 페이지 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, : Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
51 페이지 - Clarence uttered a deep sigh. " But if you feel too much, my dearest Virginia— if you give way to your feelings in this manner," said Mrs. Ormond, " you will make both yourself and Mr. Hervey unhappy !" " Heaven forbid! The first wish of my soul is " She paused. " I should be the most ungrateful wretch in the world, if I were to make him unhappy.
62 페이지 - ... his position behind the chair, placed his hands upon the back, vaulted over it into the seat, jumped thence to the ground, sat himself down, twiddled his thumbs rapidly round each other, and looked with a smirk of infinite self-satisfaction into the face of each of his companions, as much as to say, " There ! what do you think of thatl" " I should just like to know...
14 페이지 - ... that the leading people of the locality should always be the first to welcome a new neighbor, as the rank and file will of course follow the example of their superior officers, —you'll excuse my military language, being an old soldier, —but the fact is, I have an apology to offer, which " " Which I will not trouble you to offer at all," interposed Brown, who hated all flummery and finery and felt rather nettled at the airs assumed by his visitant.
16 페이지 - Captain having drawn down upon him a renewal of oblique sarcasms from Crab, Ellen, in order to protect her father, engaged the attention of his assailant by detailing a case of distress, — a subject which never failed to elicit from her auditor an angry diatribe against the improvidence of the poor, and to secure some eventual relief to the sufferers, if, on a strict inquiry, they proved to be real objects of charity. Availing himself of this temporary diversion, the father whispered to Brown,...
16 페이지 - Certainly not, if you are not," replied Brown, chuckling till he grew red in the face. " On the contrary, I think his wanderings, as you call them, are very like home-thrusts, or shots in the bull's eye. Depend upon it, he's a good bowler, for he seems to know that, if you would hit the Jack at last, you must seem at first not to be taking aim at it.
15 페이지 - Did you live near the coast in Ireland ?" " The great steeple-chase that I rode at Clognakilty," resumed Molloy, " is admitted to be the most wonderful thing of the sort ever performed. Skyscraper would climb up a stone wall of twelve feet high like a cat : well, Sir, he took ten of these walls ; and after I had rode him at speed for seven hours without drawing bit, he cleared at a leap a river twenty-four feet wide. But the ground was low on the opposite side ; the shock deranged my digestive functions...
15 페이지 - Why, Sir, I am good-tempered to a fault, — always was ; and if the leading person of the place was to turn his back upon old Crab, he might as well turn hermit at once, and become the monk of Monkwell. Ha, ha, ha ! Besides, he is as bilious as a Nabob, his wife is a confirmed invalid, neither of them...
16 페이지 - Ferdinand Mendez Pinto," ejaculated Crab, breaking off' from his colloquy with Ellen, " was a celebrated Spaniard, and a surprising economist — of truth ; being ever the first to visit non-existent cities, and to receive the most circumstantial intelligence of things that had never happened. His travels are extant, and written in choice Castilian." " We were a jolly party of us...
17 페이지 - Pinto," ejaculated Crab, breaking off' from his colloquy with Ellen, " was a celebrated Spaniard, and a surprising economist — of truth ; being ever the first to visit non-existent cities, and to receive the most circumstantial intelligence of things that had never happened. His travels are extant, and written in choice Castilian." " We were a jolly party of us," resumed the Captain, not heeding this interruption ; " and, faith ! we kept it up famously. There was the Marquis of Mayo, Lord Ormonde,...

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