Checkmate, Volume 2

Front Cover
Hurst and Blackett, 1871
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 173 - The poor beetle, which we tread upon, In corporal sufferance feels a pang as great As when a giant dies.
Page 100 - Ah! well-a-day ! "Brightest hopes are fleetest." I the wedding ring had got, Wedding clothes provided ; Sure the church would bind a knot, Ne'er to be divided ; Married we straight must be ; She her vows had plighted ; Vows, alas ! as frail as glass ; All my hopes are blighted. Maidens, wavering and untrue, Many a heart have broken ; Sweetest lips the world e'er knew, Falsest words have spoken.
Page 118 - Go — you may call it madness, folly; You shall not chase my gloom away. There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay.
Page 11 - To this he never yielded for an instant. Alas, in this age numbers of men are setting up to be their own inspired writers. I have been told that every man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client...
Page 100 - Once I loved a maiden fair, But she did deceive me : She with Venus might compare In my mind, believe me : She was young, and among All our maids the sweetest : Now I say " Ah ! well-a-day ! " Brightest hopes are fleetest.
Page 320 - Kevenge does make me happy : well for some people if it didn't. Except for those I love or those I hate, I live for none. The rest live for me. I owe them no more than I do this rotten stick. Let them rot and fatten my land ; let them burn and bake my bread.
Page 273 - I should be so much obliged if you would allow me to see it.
Page 165 - Alone again. Not a soul in human shape to disclose my wounds to, not a soul.
Page 162 - She seemed to have something on her mind, and not to know how to begin. At length, after some little conversation, which flagged once or twice — " I have been thinking, Mr. Lougcluse, I must have appeared very stupid,

Bibliographic information