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 ...

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Richard Bentley, 1833

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Page 210 - 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 33 - Faith, once or twice she heaved the name of "father" Pantingly forth, as if it pressed her heart; Cried "Sisters! sisters! Shame of ladies! sisters! Kent! father! sisters! What, i
Page 147 - 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.
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Page 278 - 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.
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Page 284 - 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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