Memoirs of Mrs. Inchbald: Including Her Familiar Correspondence with the Most Distinguished Persons of Her Time ; to which are Added, The Massacre ; And, A Case of Conscience, Volume 1

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Richard Bentley, 1833 - Authors, English - 755 pages

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Page 155 - It must not be; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established: 'Twill be recorded for a precedent; And many an error, by the same example, Will rush into the state: it cannot be.
Page 208 - You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both! If it be you that stir these daughters...
Page 208 - Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! Pray you, undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her, look, her lips, Look there, look there!
Page 144 - Sir Giles Overreach, how is it with Your honourable daughter ? Has her honour Slept well to-night? or, will her honour please To accept this monkey, dog, or paraquit,5 (This is state in ladies), or my eldest son To be her page, and wait upon her trencher...
Page 145 - We worldly men, when we see friends and kinsmen Past hope sunk in their fortunes, lend no hand To lift them up, but rather set our feet Upon their heads, to press them to the bottom.
Page 276 - Guided by a wish, that the reflecting reader may experience the sensation, which an attention to circumstances like these, must excite ; he is desired to imagine seventeen years elapsed, since he has seen or heard of any of those persons who, in the foregoing part of this narrative have been introduced to his acquaintance ; — and then, supposing himself at the period of those seventeen years, follow the sequel of their history.
Page 340 - What mortal eye can fix'd behold? Who stalks his round, an hideous form, Howling amidst the midnight storm ; Or throws him on the ridgy steep Of some loose hanging rock to sleep...
Page 41 - A course of small, quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as to be misunderstood, with now and then a look of kindness, and little or nothing said upon it, leaves Nature for your mistress, and she fashions it to her mind.
Page 317 - ... but agrees with the verb, or is governed by the verb or the preposition, expressed or understood ; as, " Thou art wiser than I ;" that is,
Page 282 - Save me!" Her voice unmanned him. His long-restrained tears now burst forth, and, seeing her relapsing into the swoon, he cried out eagerly to recall her. Her name did not, however, come to his recollection — nor any name but this : " Miss Milner — dear Miss Milner...

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