Harper's Novels, Band 13

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Harper & Bros., 1845
 

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Seite 35 - Nokes" mania — I had published a poem in quarto, on — (but it matters not,) — recollecting the "furor Nokesius" that — brought about by the confederacy of reviewers — afflicted the town, I am convinced — and I write this upon due deliberation, my mind happily raised above such vain distinctions, possessed, as it at present is, by domestic affections, the care of a tolerably large family, two cows, and a flock of geese — I am convinced that had I in my days of literary glory condescended...
Seite 21 - tis to love the babe that milks me : I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this.
Seite 45 - Times announces that the Honourable Charles Jenkinson, of the light dragoons, was married on the 7th instant to Anne Louisa, the only daughter of Burley Field, Esq., of Sycamore Grange, Salop. Merciful as we have been to this young and handsome couple, we think we have not failed to indicate dangers of no trivial description that haunt the bush in England, though there be no lions, — dangers out of which others may not probably so easily come ; for, without a joke, the farmer's daughter, in the...
Seite 34 - Lion," varying with his rise and fall, we wrote a letter, explanatory of our object, to a gentleman — now a clergyman, late a " Lion " — in every way qualified to instruct and delight the reader on the important theme ; and beg leave, on the part of our subscribers and ourselves, to acknowledge the spirit of courtesy and promptitude manifested in the subjoined communication — as we conceive, the very model of an epistle, albeit the publisher has his own opinion on the style of its conclusion...
Seite 42 - When the Duke of Leeds shall married be To a fine young lady of high quality, How happy will that gentlewoman be In his Grace of Leeds's good company ! ' She shall have all that's fine and fair, And the best of silk and satin shall wear; And ride in a coach to take the air, And have a house in St. James's-square.
Seite 25 - Whilst ostensibly giving ear to " divine philosophy," he is the frequent scholar of riot and misrule. Bigotry finds him her aptest pupil ; a ready soldier for her hoary rights ; the panting follower of her low behests. In her cause he can wield a cudgel, and out-bellow Stentor; for her beloved sake he blows a catcall, and knocks down his man. Do you doubt this, reader? To Oxford, then, or Cambridge: go, and be converted. The Young Lord of our day has, it must be owned, changed from his predecessor...
Seite 41 - Barbara and himself have a common ground of elegance of taste, and knowledge of the first principles of genuine aristocratic life ; but they have very different pursuits, arising from the difference of their genius, and they follow them with the utmost mutual approbation. Lady Barbara is at once the worshipped beauty, the woman of fashion, and of literature. No one has turned so many heads by the loveliness of her person, and the bewitching fascination of her manners, as Lady Barbara. She is a wit,...
Seite 41 - ... genius, beg her to take their literary bantlings under her wing; and, with a heart as full of generous sympathies as her pen is of magic, she writes but her name on the title as an "Open Sesame!
Seite 43 - There are shootings in the mornings and great dinner parties in the evenings. Tom and my lady have sent down before them plenty of hampers of such wines as the old squire neither keeps nor drinks ; and they have brought their plate along with them; and the old house itself is astonished at the odours of champagne, claret, and hock, that pervade — and at the glitter of gold and silver in it. The old man is full of attention and politeness both to his guests and to their guests : but he is...
Seite 37 - Thunderbolt" in Penzance — an excellent fellow, for it was he, who on our return from a party in Fitzroy Square, in a moment of high excitement, pointed out to me the shop (the only shop in London) in Tottenham Court Road, where white kid gloves were cleaned at only threepence per pair; white kid gloves being, in my days, a more exclusive wear than at present : a most expensive article of dress too, for mere literary "Lions...

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