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Holiday Dreams: Or Light Reading, in Poetry and Prose (Classic Reprint)
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Page 22 - with green ribands," must have felt the gravity of his calling sadly outraged. Indeed, till something can be done for them in the way of costume, it is no wonder that they keep so much at home. Why cannot they have a " repository of arts," embellished for their instruction. A work so
Page 24 - we must inform you of a rule amongst us, the enforcement of which, in the present case, we owe to ancient usage and our own dignity ; namely, never to enter a house where one individual has the temerity to treat us with irreverence or mistrust. (Signed) " CERTAIN APPEARANCES AND SOUNDS,
Page 22 - them in the way of costume, it is no wonder that they keep so much at home. Why cannot they have a " repository of arts," embellished for their instruction. A work so spirituel would overcome their aversion to society, and render such traits as the following
Page 22 - mutual satisfaction. The Highland seers, who fancied they inherited the fate of such converse, and the astrologers who wilfully sought the power, were weak enough to grow haggard and emaciated in the service. Not so the lady in question. I allow that her
Page 23 - pity that she could not give her friends any farther advantage from this unearthly acquaintance, as they would, if visible, have proved a perpetual supply of all eclipsing embellishments for her parties. If " lions " from the extremity of this world be so
Page 128 - But she is something more than Queen, Who is beloved where never seen !
Page 22 - did, and without the degeneracy common to most classes of beings, labouring under the consciousness of increasing unpopularity and inevitable decay. 'Tis true that even fashion now conspires against them ; the spectre who, in " My Master's Secrets," sports
Page 25 - act with as much pride and delicacy, it would do even more good than thus freeing a weak head from the fatigue of inventing, or its tongue from that of uttering such useless and inexcusable falsehoods.
Page 22 - SPECTRAL ETIQUETTE. PERHAPS there is no community, individually or collectively, which is more tenacious of its honour than that of Ghosts. Little is said of them now; but the race still exists, if
Page 24 - Its perfume was exotic, but not suspiciously so; and on the whole, it may be regarded as the latest criterion of the state of letters in the sphere from