Our Island: Comprising Forgery, a Tale; and The Lunatic, a Tale ...

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E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1833
 

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Page 16 - HYPOCRISY is folly. It is much easier, safer, and pleasanter to be the thing which a man aims to appear, than to keep up the appearance of being, what he is not.
Page 144 - Where village statesmen talk'd with looks profound, And news much older than their ale went round. Imagination fondly stoops to trace The parlour splendours of that festive place...
Page 199 - Swounds, show me what thou'lt do: Woo't weep? woo't fight? woo't fast? woo't tear thyself? Woo't drink up eisel? eat a crocodile? I'll do't. Dost thou come here to whine, To outface me with leaping in her grave? Be buried quick with her, and so will I...
Page 198 - The CLERK OF ARRAIGNS— That is the verdict of you all ? "The FOREMAN— Of us all. "The CLERK OF ARRAIGNS— John Alexander Dickman, you have been convicted of wilful murder. What have you to say why the Court should not give you sentence of death according to law?
Page 179 - ... country, where you may expect the event in safety. For though there be no appearance of any stir, yet, I say, they will receive a terrible blow this parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them. This counsel is not to be contemned, because it may do you good, and can do you no harm : for the danger is past, as soon as you have burned the letter.
Page 79 - High worth is elevated place : 'tis more ; It makes the post stand candidate for thee ; Makes more than monarchs, makes an honest man : Though no exchequer it commands, 'tis wealth ; And though it wears no ribband, 'tis renown ; Renown that would not quit thee though disgraced, Nor leave thee pendent on a master's smile.
Page 138 - ... Full of these intentions he threw open the door of his retreat with a higher heart than he had possessed since the fatal morning of the forged notes, and met his sister, who was impatient for his appearance, with an elevated and rejoicing air. "My dear Roger," said she, "let us step into this room for a moment. I have something of importance to communicate to you.
Page 226 - ... bustle of the scene in confidence that prosperity was awaiting his venture. Chance, however, did not befriend him, as we have already had occasion to show, although it is more than probable, that had he remained at home to manage his own affairs, he might have succeeded in no ordinary degree; for it has been said, (although we cannot vouch for the fact,) that whilst Mammon and another broker were disputing about a turn, as it is called, (a technical term of no great honesty,) the stocks gave...
Page 233 - I'll lend you a hundred pounds for old acquaintance sake with pleasure," said the medical man — " upon good security." Dr. Welkin's countenance sunk at the mention of security. "Why, my dear fellow," said the Doctor, "I have hardly got a shilling in the world! Indeed, I believe, if you had not come in when you did, I should have destroyed myself, put myself to death!" " No man knows how to do it better," replied Squaggs, with much complacency.
Page 53 - ... family, but on the bridegroom. What this pledge was may be easily gathered from the interview which took place between Charles Priminheere and his elder brother, shortly before the day of the wedding. James sat pensive and dejected on the sofa when the barrister was announced.

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