Cecil: or, The adventures of a coxcomb [by C.G.F. Gore].

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Page 248 - To comfort us in all our griefs, and sweeten all our mirth. Should he grow up to riper years, God grant his heart may prove As sweet a home for heavenly grace as now for earthly love : And if, beside his grave, the tears our aching eyes must dim, God comfort us for all the love which we shall lose in him.
Page 294 - Convey'd the' informer out of sight, And went to entertain the Knight ; With whom encountering, after longees Of humble and submissive congees, And all due ceremonies paid, He strok'd his beard, and thus he said : ' Madam, I do, as is my duty, Honour the shadow of your shoe-tie...
Page 250 - Ye powers who rule the tongue, if such there are, And make colloquial happiness your care, Preserve me from the thing I dread and hate — A duel in the form of a debate. The clash of arguments and jar of words, Worse than the mortal brunt of rival swords, Decide no question with their tedious length, (For opposition gives opinion strength) Divert the champions prodigal of breath, And put the peaceably disposed to death.
Page 230 - WHEN we two parted . In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted, To sever for years, Pale grew thy cheek and cold, Colder thy kiss ; Truly that hour foretold Sorrow to this. The dew of the morning Sunk chill on my brow — It felt like the warning Of what I feel now. Thy vows are all broken, And light is thy fame ; I hear thy name spoken, And share in its shame. They name thee before me, A knell to mine ear ; A shudder comes o'er...
Page 266 - To sojourn among strangers, every where (Go where he would, along the wildest track) Flinging a charm that shall not soon be lost, And leaving footsteps to be traced by those Who love the haunts of Genius; one who saw, Observed, nor shunned the busy scenes of life, But mingled not, and 'mid the din, the stir, Lived as a separate Spirit.
Page 187 - Love had he found in huts where poor Men lie : His daily Teachers had been Woods and Rills, The silence that is in the starry sky, The sleep that is among the lonely hills.
Page 50 - giant of the Western Star, Looks from his throne of clouds O'er half the world!
Page 104 - French brocade— a Neapolitan brigand — an edition of Horace Walpole, — do not combine a greater variety of hues and fantasticalities. After uttering a series of brilliant repartees and biting truths, that...
Page 228 - ... great reformer — a man who dared to be cleanly in the dirtiest of times — a man who compelled gentlemen to quit the coach-box, and assume a place in their own carriage — a man who induced the ingenuous youth of Britain to prove their valour otherwise than by thrashing superannuated watchmen — a man, in short, who will survive for posterity as Charlemagne of the great empire of Clubs.
Page x - The vital importance of this subject is sufficient to ensure for it your early and most serious consideration. " The powers of the Commissioners appointed under the Act for the amendment of the Laws relating to the Poor expire at the termination of the present year. I feel assured that you will earnestly direct your attention to enactments which so deeply concern the interests of the community. " It is always with entire confidence...

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