Mount Royal Popular Tales: A Series of Interesting and Amusing Stories, Volumes 1-2

Front Cover
R. Worthington, 1867 - Short stories

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 102 - How ill this taper burns ! Ha ! who comes here ? I think it is the weakness of mine eyes That shapes this monstrous apparition.
Page 210 - Fortune, that with malicious joy Does man her slave oppress, Proud of her office to destroy, Is seldom pleased to bless: Still various and unconstant still, But with an inclination to be ill, Promotes, degrades, delights in strife, And makes a lottery of life. I can enjoy her while she's kind ; But when she dances in the wind, And shakes her wings and will not stay, I puff the prostitute away...
Page 216 - WHEN Britain first, at Heaven's command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sung this strain: "Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves!
Page 94 - For over all there hung a cloud of fear ; A sense of mystery the spirit daunted, And said, as plain as whisper in the ear, The place is haunted...
Page 216 - THE stars are with the voyager Wherever he may sail ; The moon is constant to her time ; The sun will never fail ; But follow, follow round the world, The green earth and the sea ; So love is with the lover's heart, Wherever he may be.
Page 90 - He quickened his pace, and both mutually held out their hands by way of congratulation before they were near enough to be clasped in a friendly embrace. At last the merchant reached the spot where Vanoutern stood ; but what was that worthy man's astonishment to see him; though he still held out his hand, pass quickly by, without stopping even for a moment to say "How d'ye do?
Page 140 - I exclaimed to those who now surround me, ' this disdainful girl has, in my person, committed a general outrage against us all. Espouse my cause, and let us form such a plan as shall serve to show her that she has not indeed been born to the honour of becoming the wife of an engraver.
Page 137 - Our intention is to do you more good than you have any idea of. Come and sup with us ; and after supper we will talk with you. Do not be afraid ; we are gentlemen ; if you will not enter into our schemes, we shall only require your promise of secrecy, which you will run no risk in keeping.
Page 177 - Monti and me ; and when her husband had placed himself upon the raft, she grew half frantic with alarm, and entreated him to desist. However, after a few moments of irresolution, he pushed off, and was whirled rapidly along by the stream. None of us dared to speak, scarcely even to breathe, during this soul-absorbing crisis. Several of the crew stood upon the edge of the cliffs with ropes in their hands, waiting to afford the adventurous navigator assistance as he passed ; and their hopes of being...
Page 86 - He found, on recovering his senses, that he had broken his right leg, and that he had lost three teeth. He had at first some thoughts of having his poor relation tried for murder ; but being naturally of a merciful disposition, he only sent him to jail on account of some unpaid debt, leaving him there to enjoy the comfortable reflection that his wife and children were starving at home.

Bibliographic information