Matilda: A Tale of the Day ..., Volume 1

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Page 260 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona.
Page 140 - That strain again ! — it had a dying fall : Oh, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south That breathes upon a bank of violets, ( Stealing and giving odour !— Enough ; no more ; ( 'Tis not so sweet now, as it was before.
Page 198 - Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh fountain side They sat them down...
Page 303 - ... the reviving light of day — it closed — and the sufferer and her sufferings were no more. " When Ormsby awoke from the stupor of despair to the full sense of his utter desolation, he found that his helpless infant had also closed its ephemeral existence, and that he was thus utterly bereaved at once of every outward trace, of every living record, of his late guilty connexion. " After a time, he sought some relief to his feelings in active service in the cause of the Greeks; but even in the...
Page 38 - Hobson was not at the time objected to. He was a steady, calculating foreman, in a large manufactory at Manchester. This situation he had gradually improved into that of a master of foremen ; and his small back lodging he had changed into the largest extent of staring brick front in Manchester. Mrs. Hobson, at the time of her marriage, was a silly, showy, bustling, chattering little body ; with a brisk figure, and brisker tongue, good humoured, illiterate, and vulgar.
Page 39 - Jemima, was at that becoming age when young ladies' hair is neither long nor short. As to the conversation of these Manchester graces, — being in considerable awe of a person of whom the Morning Post said so much as it did of Lady Matilda, they confined that to occasional verbal corrections of their mother's slip-slop, which their boarding school education fully qualified them to give.
Page 5 - ... circle, seemed anxiously to solicit a protecting nod from those around him, confirmative of the acquaintance he hoped he had made. Then came the wellestablished man of the world, who seemed carelessly to postpone the duties of recognition, till dinner and lights afforded him a more convenient opportunity of doing so. To him succeeded the 'cidevant jeune homme,' whose 'way of life is fall'n into the sear — the yellow leaf...
Page 28 - The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword; The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observed of all observers, quite, quite down!
Page 40 - I'm sure Jem couldn't have done better." She then broke at once into the subject now always uppermost in her thoughts ; namely, the extraordinary circumstance of being actually about to go abroad. " Well/' said she, " I hope that we shall all live as one family in foreign parts. To think of my going trapesing out of Old England! but my daughters must have the same advantages as the Miss Tomkins's, though they did make old Tomkins a knight the other day. But an't my brother a baronet ? to say nothing...

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