Old Yorkshire, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green, 1890 - Yorkshire (England)

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Page 249 - I am sure, seriously rejoices with me at the period of my labours. To him, therefore, having brought this long work to a conclusion, I desire to dedicate it, and to have the honour and satisfaction of placing together in this manner the names of Mr. Congreve and of— A. POPE.
Page 249 - Marlborough, as a mark how deeply she remembers the happiness and honour she enjoyed in the sincere friendship of so worthy and honest a man, whose virtue, candour, and wit, gained him the love and esteem of the present age, and whose writings will be the admiration of the future.
Page 216 - I have been bullied by an usurper; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
Page 249 - Instead of endeavouring to raise a vain monument to myself, let me leave behind me a memorial of my friendship with one of the most valuable men as well as finest writers of my age and country — one who has tried, and knows by his own experience, how hard an undertaking it is to do justice to Homer — and one who, I am sure, seriously rejoices with me at the period of my labours.
Page 255 - I am scribbling away at my Tristram. These two volumes are, I think, the best. I shall write as long as I live— 'tis, in fact, my hobbyhorse ; and so much am I delighted with my uncle Toby's imaginary character, that I am become an enthusiast. My Lydia helps to copy for me, and my wife knits, and listens as I read her chapters.
Page 255 - Tis within a mile of his Lordship's seat and park. 'Tis a very agreeable ride out in the chaise I purchased for my wife. — Lyd has a pony which she delights in. - - Whilst they take these diversions, I am scribbling away at my Tristram.
Page 141 - Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
Page 116 - The rich and the poor meet together, and the Lord is the maker of them all.
Page 116 - ... reality about it there might be no doubt about it, and I might carry it into execution. I slept soundly that night and when I awoke my impression was confirmed. On the 10th of September, when I went to the White Mountains, I had no more idea of making a park than any one here of building a city.
Page 255 - tis a land of plenty. I sit down alone to venison, fish, and wild fowl, or a couple of fowls or ducks, with, curds, and strawberries, and cream, and all the simple plenty which a rich valley (under...

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