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Henry Colburn, 1846 - English literature
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Page 205 - You had only to say what was to be done, and how it was to be done, and the work was done, if it was possible.
Page 37 - The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around: It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound!
Page 234 - Sir, had you not better have a glass of water?" — upon which he, much out of humour, said, with an oath, " No ; I will go directly to the Queen,
Page 462 - We know what risks all landsmen run, From noblemen to tailors ; Then, Bill, let us thank Providence That you and I are sailors !
Page 422 - For time is like a fashionable host, That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arms outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer: welcome ever smiles, And farewell goes out sighing.
Page 234 - I, according to the established etiquette, introduced (no one else being in the room) the Princess Caroline to him. She very properly, in consequence of my saying to her that it was the right mode of proceeding, attempted to kneel to him. He raised her, (gracefully enough,) and embraced her, said barely one word, turned round, retired to a distant part of the apartment, and, calling me to him, said — ' Harris, I am not well ; pray, get me a glass of brandy...
Page 91 - Turnus ovat spolio gaudetque potitus. 500 nescia mens hominum fati sortisque futurae et servare modum rebus sublata secundis ! Turno tempus erit magno cum optaverit emptum intactum Pallanta, et cum spolia ista diemque oderit.
Page 216 - Father John : I answered, I knew him not : They, hereupon, shaking their heads, told me they were sorry for me, and so departed.
Page 354 - This country is certainly in a worse state than you and I have ever known it ; and I see no signs of improvement."* His note of a later date, though still prophesying in the spirit of Cassandra, did not anticipate the last and, perhaps, the greatest change of all, the repeal of the corn laws. "I am very glad to hear so good an account of the Norfolk crops ; but I confess I don't consider (if Mr. Willis's letters to me are right as to fact) that these great crops will be as beneficial to the landlord...
Page 280 - HIGH in the air exposed the slave is hung, To all the birds of heaven their living food ! He groans not, though awaked by that fierce sun, New torturers live to drink their parent blood ! He groans not, though the gorging vulture tear The quivering fibre ! Hither gaze, O ye Who tore this man from peace and liberty ! Gaze hither, ye who weigh with...

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