Frances Trollope: Her Life and Literary Work from George III. to Victoria, Volume 1

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R. Bently and son, 1895
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Page 251 - I have nought that is fair?" saith he; "Have nought but the bearded grain? Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, I will give them all back again." He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes, He kissed their drooping leaves ; It was for the Lord of Paradise He bound them in his sheaves.
Page 165 - It is the land that freemen till, That sober-suited Freedom chose, The land, where girt with friends or foes A man may speak the thing he will ; A land of settled government, A land of just and old renown, Where Freedom broadens slowly down From precedent to precedent...
Page 17 - It will save me the necessity of a more explicit avowal, and sufficiently declare to you that my future happiness on earth is at your disposal. If indeed, as I trust is the case, you are not entirely unaware that my chief delight has long since had its source in your society and conversation; and if, permit my vanity to indulge the hope, there has been the slightest degree of mutuality...
Page 173 - ... pourvu que je ne parle en mes écrits ni de l'autorité, ni du culte, ni de la politique, ni de la morale, ni des gens en place, ni des corps en crédit, ni de l'Opéra, ni des autres spectacles, ni de personne qui tienne à quelque chose, je puis tout imprimer librement, sous l'inspection de deux ou trois censeurs.
Page 161 - The Countess of Morley (she writes amusedly) told me that she was certain that if I drove through London proclaiming who I was, I should have the horse taken off and be drawn in triumph from one end of the town to the other! The Honourable Mr. Somebody declared that my thunderstorm was the finest thing in prose or verse.
Page 217 - Tis now become a history little known, That once we called the pastoral house our own. Short-lived possession ! But the record fair, That memory keeps of all thy kindness there, Still outlives many a storm, that has effaced A thousand other themes less deeply traced.
Page 60 - There is no general doctrine which is not capable of eating out our morality if unchecked by the deep-seated habit of direct fellow-feeling with individual fellow-men.
Page 131 - ... us. He has several good pupils and has just had a fifty dollar portrait ordered. He pays for our board here and has set his heart on getting us home without drawing on your father's diminished purse. Sometimes my heart sinks when I think of our present dependence. But Hope tells me that it is just possible my book may succeed.
Page 217 - Dupe of to-morrow even from a child. Thus many a sad to-morrow came and went, Till, all my stock of infant sorrow spent, I learned at last submission to my lot ; But, though I less deplored thee, ne'er forgot. Where once we dwelt our name is heard no more, Children not thine have trod my nursery floor...
Page 21 - I have independent of my father is £i 300, and we each receive from him at present an annual allowance of £50. What he would give either of us, were we to marry, I really do not know. In an affair of this kind, I do not think it any disadvantage to either party that some time should elapse between the first contemplation and final decision of it; it gives each an opportunity of becoming acquainted with the other's opinion on many important points which could not be canvassed before it was thought...

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