Sketches by Boz: Pseud. : Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People

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Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837 - England - 203 pages
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Page 151 - A verb is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer ; as, I am — I rule — I am ruled.
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Page 36 - Mark how restlessly lie has been engaged for the last ten minutes, in forming all sorts of fantastic figures with the herbs which are strewed upon the ledge before him; observe the ashy paleness of his face, when a particular witness appears, and how he changes his position and wipes his clammy forehead, and feverish hands, when the case for the prosecution is closed, as if it were a relief to him to feel that the jury knew the worst. The...
Page 203 - ... there, was distinctly audible to his ear. The stream stole languidly and sluggishly on. "Strange and fantastic forms rose to the surface, and beckoned him to approach; dark gleaming eyes peered from the water, and seemed to mock his hesitation, while hollow murmurs from behind, urged him onwards.
Page 201 - And now the long-forgotten scenes of a mis-spent life crowded thick and fast upon him. He thought of the time when he had a home — a happy, cheerful home — and of those who peopled it, and flocked about him then, until the forms of his elder children seemed to rise from the grave, and stand about him — so plain, so clear, and so distinct they were, that he could touch and feel them. Looks that he had long forgotten were fixed upon him once more ; voices long since hushed in death sounded in...

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