Montrose, and Other Biographical Sketches

Soule and Williams, 1861 - 400 sidor

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Sida 111 - London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems; whence any mean production is called Grub Street."—" Lexicographer, a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.
Sida 112 - Tears trickling down the granite rock : a soft well of Pity springs within ! Still more tragical is this other scene : ' Johnson mentioned that he could not in general accuse himself of having been an undutiful son. " Once indeed," said he, " I was disobedient : I refused to attend my father to Uttoxeter market. Pride was the source of that refusal, and the remembrance of it was painful. A few years ago I desired to atone for this fault.
Sida 97 - Provided, sir, I suppose, that the company which he is to have is agreeable to you?" JOHNSON: "What do you mean, sir? What do you take me for? Do you think I am so ignorant of the world as to imagine that I am to prescribe to a gentleman what company he is to have at his table?
Sida 34 - ... were met by Micmac Indians, who gave them food and a boat, in which, by rare good fortune, they reached Boston, where their story convinced the most infatuated that they had harbored a knave. "Whereby...
Sida 97 - Dilly's drawing-room, he found himself in the midst of a company he did not know. I kept myself snug and silent, watching how he would conduct himself. I observed him whispering to Mr. Dilly, "Who is that gentleman, Sir?
Sida 249 - Their habit is shoes with but one sole apiece ; stockings (which they call short hose...
Sida 389 - I am very sorry that any actions of mine have been offensive to the Church of Scotland, and I would, with all my heart, be reconciled with the same. But since I cannot obtain it on any other terms, — unless I call that my sin which I account to have been my duty, — I cannot, for all the reason and conscience in the world.
Sida 92 - And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more.
Sida 22 - Proverbs contained in chap, xxvi, 17th verse, not only discharged them from any obligation, but actually forbade them to assist La Tour ; while, on the other hand, it was agreed that it was as lawful for them to give him succor as it was for Joshua to aid the Gibeonites against the rest of the Canaanites, or for Jehoshaphat to aid Jehoram against Moab, in which expedition Elishawas present, and did not reprove the King of Judah.
Sida 105 - Sir, she had read the old romances, and had got into her head the* fantastical notion that a woman of spirit should use her lover like a dog. So, Mr, at first she told me that I rode too fast, and she could not keep up with me ; and, when I rode a little slower, she passed me, and complained that I lagged behind. I was not to be made the slave of caprice ; and I resolved lo begin as I meant to end.

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