The step-mother; or, Evil doings

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Seite 219 - I mean the blossoms — opening their. painted bosoms to the beneficent rays which give them their colour and their loveliness, welcoming the calm blessing of the light as if with gratitude, and seeking, in their tranquil state of being, for nothing but the good gifts of God, might well afford a monitory lesson — for everything in nature has its homily — to us, the eager hunters after fictitious enjoyment. How calm do they stand in their loveliness — how placid in their limited fruition of...
Seite 322 - Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And pulled out a plum, And said, "What a good boy am I!
Seite 359 - ... the streets of the town, though it was generally a gay-looking, bustling place, looked dreary and deserted in the misty dawn. The horse which dragged the vehicle, though at so early an hour, looked anything but fresh and ready for his work, and his pace, especially at first, was slow and tiresome.
Seite 163 - Don't walk upon commons too late any more; for your head, I think, must show you by this time that a pitcher never goes so often to the well but it comes home broken at last. I will send you down a clerk in the course of to-morrow to take your signatures to the papers enclosed when you have looked over them, and, in the mean time, you will believe me,
Seite 63 - Brown, mounted the little bank under which the cottage 1a£, and came upon the common above. There was a small public-house at the distance of about a quarter of a mile, at the door of which Brown stopped, declaring that, as he had been bilked of his wine, the other should treat him to a glass of spirits ; and, going in, he tossed off more than half a pint of the liquid fire, which is but too readily to be found in such places, partly at his own expense, partly at that of Williams. He was inclined...
Seite 148 - ... hand into his pocket, drew out the two pistols, and, with the one in his right hand and the other in his left, followed Bill Maltby into the dark and narrow passage. •This way," said his companion, turning through a door on the left ; and immediately the officer had entered, a rough harsh voice, apparently proceeding from a room beyond communicating with the first by an open door, demanded •' Who is there?" " Jfs I and Mr. Prior,
Seite 116 - He thun seemed to make signs to her to open the window, and presently I could plainly hear it thrown up. After that, he asked her to come down and open the door, for he would come in. After that, 1 could hear Miss Charlton say she would call one of the servants to let him in ; but he answered not to do so on any account ; but to come down herself, and he spoke sharply and angrily to her ; after which she told him to wait a minute and she would. He seemed very careful to tell her not to wake any one,...
Seite 347 - I propose, you can reclaim this young man— if you can even prevent him from falling into further degradation, the employment of your fortune will be noble and good; and even should the experiment altogether fail, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have done your part. Then, as to Mrs. Charlton, the income she possesses is not sufficient, and of course will be less when you are no longer living with her." " It is very strange," said Louisa thoughtfully —
Seite 167 - We will see about that, sir," answered Williams; " but there are first one or two things to be settled. Now, if I tell you who took your pocketbook, will you give me your word of honour, as a gentleman, that you will never proceed against him by the law for taking it ?"
Seite 219 - ... welcoming the calm blessing of the light as if with gratitude, and seeking, in their tranquil state of being, for nothing but the good gifts of God, might well afford a monitory lesson — for everything in nature has its homily — to us, the eager hunters after fictitious enjoyment. How calm do they stand in their loveliness — how placid in their limited fruition of the elements that nourish them — how in their splendid raiment do they sparkle in the sun — how do they drink up the cup...

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