The poetical works of Lord Byron

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Jas. B. Smith, 1860 - 715 pages
 

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Page 9 - I will remain here,' he said, to Captain Parry, ' until Greece is secure against the Turks, or till she has fallen under their power. All my income shall be spent in her service ; but, unless driven by some great necessity, I will not touch a farthing of the sum intended for my sister's children.
Page 11 - He also bought a new boat for a fisherman who had lost his own in a gale, and he often gave Greek Testaments to the poor children. In short, he appeared to us, from all we collected, to have been a very eccentric and benevolent character.
Page 10 - His lordship appeared to be greatly affected at this moment. Here my master's voice failed him, so that I could only catch a word at intervals, but he kept muttering something very seriously for some time, and would often raise his voice and say, ' Fletcher, now if you do not execute every order which I have given you, I will torment you hereafter, if possible.
Page 11 - I am no bigot to infidelity, and did not expect that, because I doubted the immortality of man, I should be charged with denying the existence of a God. It was the comparative insignificance of ourselves and our world, when placed in comparison with the mighty whole, of which it is an atom, that first led me to imagine that our pretensions to eternity might be overrated.
Page 6 - His manner and temper soon convinced me that he might be led by a silken string to a point, rather than by a cable ; on that principle I acted.
Page 7 - that, after all, Miss Milbanke is to be the person; I will write to her." He accordingly wrote on the moment, and, as soon as he had finished, his friend...
Page 6 - Chancellor's hand. The Chancellor did not press a welcome so received, but resumed his seat ; while Lord Byron carelessly seated himself for a few minutes on one of the empty benches to the left of the throne, usually occupied by the lords in opposition. When, on his joining me, I expressed what I had felt, he said — ' If I had shaken hands heartily, he would have set me down for one of his party — but I will have nothing to do with any of them, on either side ; I have taken my seat, and now...
Page 9 - My life and adventures,' he answered. On hearing this I raised my hands in a gesture of wonder. 'It is not a thing,' he continued, 'that can be published during my lifetime, but you may have it if you like ; there, do whatever you please with it.
Page 10 - Oh! my God, no — you will lose too much time, and I have it not to spare, for my time is now short,' said his lordship, and immediately after, 'Now, pay attention;' his lordship commenced by saying, 'You will be provided for.
Page 6 - There are two things that strike me at this moment, " which I did at Harrow: I fought Lord Calthorpe for " writing ' D — d Atheist !' under my name ; and prevented " the school-room from being burnt during a rebellion, by " pointing out to the boys the names of their fathers and

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